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Topic: coin toss
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Kevin Karplus

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Re: coin toss
Posted: Sep 5, 2005 5:56 PM
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On 2005-09-04, 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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