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Flip a Coin

Since the flip a coin is fair, each flip has an equal chance of coming up heads or tails, so all 16equally probable. But since there are 6 ways to get 2 heads, in four flips the probability of two heads is greater than that of any other is flipping a coin a good way to make a decision.

If your decision is binary (there are only two options)

Think long and hard about each choice. Then get out a coin and prepare to flip it. Assign each outcome to one side of the Coin, take a deep breath, and throw it in the air.

Is flipping a coin really random?

This suggests that coin tosses caught. The probability of a coin landing either heads or tails is supposedly 50/50. While a coin toss is regarded as random, it spins in a predictable.

Is flip a coin really 50 50?

If it starts out as heads, there’s a 51% chance it will end as heads). If the coin is spun, rather than tossed, it can have a much-larger-than- 50% chance of ending with the heavier side down. Spun coins can exhibit “huge bias”

Flip a coin 3 times.

There are 2^3=8 possible outcomes if we flip a coin 3 times TTT, HTT, THT, TTH, HHT, HTH, THH, HHH. The first toss establishes the point of reference

There is a 25 percent chance of tossing either heads or tails consecutively, three time_ whether our basis for “the same” in the two next round is heads or tails.

On the second toss, there is a 50 percent chance that the outcome will be similar to the outcome of the first toss.

On the third toss, there is a 50 percent chance that the outcome will be similar to the outcome of the second toss.

Choose the right coin

There isn’t really a “best” coin for tossing. If you are flipping the coin as part of a trick, it’s good to have a specific coin in mind. Not necessarily because it will make any difference, but because it gives you something to talk about as part of your misdirection.

 Make a fist with your thumb facing up.

Your thumb is the finger will push the coin into the air. You’ll want it facing up so that the coin will go up.

Put your thumb under your index finger.

You don’t want it sticking all the way through between your first two fingers, just get the edge of your thumb under there. When you bring your thumb up for the toss, this will give you a little resistance, helping create a quick move to strike the coin.

Place the coin over the gap created by your thumb and index finger

It should sit on top of both fingers, and not fall off when you don’t hold it in place .you won’t be holding the coin in place when you flip it, so it needs to sit there without help

Quickly pull your thumb up.

This snap motion will push the coin into the air, causing it to flip over and over. You can also push your hand upwards as you do this. Gently doing so will give you a softer toss, meaning the coin will spin fewer times

Watch the coin in the air.

This isn’t to track the flips, just so you either can catch it or track it down if it rolls after hitting the floor. Flipping the coin won’t do you any good if you can’t find it to see what end came up…