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Topic: Can someone help
Replies: 1   Last Post: Jun 18, 1996 3:42 PM

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 JZelem@rpub.com Posts: 1 Registered: 12/18/04
Can someone help
Posted: Jun 14, 1996 5:33 PM

Can someone help??

I have am trying to predict statistically the outcome of a process based on previous output. I
somewhat compare it to a game of chance which everyone tells me I can't so I am asking for help
because I believe in the game of chance it works too. There are only two outcomes in flipping a
coin, heads or tails. The probability is 50% that for each. However, statisitically in "n" time, the
outcomes will come very close to 50% each. If you flip a coin 9 times and it comes out heads each
time is the probability of tails still 50% on the tenth flip? My belief even though it is a game of chance,
the probability of tails coming out on the tenth flip is greater than 50% but I can't proof it. Thanks in