# Probability

By raulgc01

@raulgc01 (306)

Philippines

August 23, 2007 12:54am CST

When you flip a coin, the odds of getting head is 50%, for tail, is also 50%. Suppose a series of flips resulted to ten (10) consecutive heads, what is the probability that the next flip is still a head? Some says its still 50% some says not.

2 responses

@kimthedane (1000)

• Denmark

23 Aug 07

Lol, i ask you to take this response in the humouristic way it is delivered, though maybe a bit tough. This question really makes me laugh and got me thinking of what on earth is goin on here, have you not got anything else to worry or wonder about, you must be a very lucky man/woman. No wonder this world is heading the way it is, lol.
Answer to your question is the coin still has a 50- 50 % chance of landing on the head. I come to this conclussion as maths is simple and the simple answer is the one i gave. To make a possibility calculation is way harder work, tho possible. It is the human mind that find this simplicity difficult.

@raulgc01 (306)

• Philippines

25 Aug 07

if you say, it is still 50%, so it means the previous flips were disregarded, if this is so why is it that its very seldom to have five consecutive flips or even three consecutive flips with heads. does this not follow that there is a lesser chance to get heads for the sixth or fourth flip?

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@kimthedane (1000)

• Denmark

25 Aug 07

Hahaha, this is a continious discussion, like the screw with no end :) or the what came first one.

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