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Re: coin toss
Posted:
Sep 5, 2005 5:56 PM


On 20050904, Fakename <fakename@comcast.net> wrote: > If you toss 100 coins, what's the probability of getting 5 (either heads or > tails in a row)? 6 in a row? > How do you figure it out?
I believe the answer you are looking for can be found on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Run.html which I found by googling probability runs
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