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Simple coins (Posted on 2002-04-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
I toss two coins and look at the outcome. I then tell you that at least one of the coins is showing up as "tails". What is the chance that the other one is showing "tails" as well?


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Some Thoughts re(2): It's not 1/3 the way the problem was posed. | Comment 9 of 45 |
(In reply to re: It's not 1/3 the way the problem was posed. by Bryan)

I agree with Bryan. You are told that one coin is tails, but not which coin is tails giving you the three ppossible outcomes instead of the two. t-t, t-h, h-t are all different possibilities, only one being favorable.
  Posted by Jon on 2003-04-11 08:19:44

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