If you flip a coin 3 times, what is the probability of getting 3 heads?

Answer: 1/8

Probability

The probability of getting a head in one flip is 1/2. Since the flips are independent events, the probability of getting 3 heads in a row is (1/2) x (1/2) x (1/2) = 1/8.

FAQ on Probability

What is the probability of getting 2 heads and 1 tail in any order?

The probability is 3/8.

How do you compute the probability of independent events?

Multiply the probabilities of each event.

How do you compute the probability of dependent events?

Multiply the probability of the first event by the conditional probability of the second event, given the first has occurred.

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