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a coin is tossed

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  • Coin flipping — or coin tossing or heads or tails is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to choose between two alternatives, sometimes to resolve a dispute between two parties. It is a form of sortition which inherently has only two possible and equally… …   Wikipedia

  • coin — n. 1) to mint, strike coins 2) to drop a coin (into a slot) 3) to spin a coin; or: to flip, throw, toss a coin (in order to decide an issue) (they tossed a coin to decide who would go first) 4) to collect coins 5) antique; counterfeit; gold;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Coin — This article is about monetary coins. For other uses, see Coin (disambiguation). A selection of modern coins …   Wikipedia

  • coin — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bronze, copper, gold, silver ▪ antique, rare ▪ commemorative ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • tossed — tÉ‘s /tÉ’s n. throw, pitch; flipping of a coin to decide a matter v. throw, fling, pitch; roll, rock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Checking whether a coin is fair — In statistics, the question of checking whether a coin is fair is one whose importance lies, firstly, in providing a simple problem on which to illustrate basic ideas of statistical inference and, secondly, in providing a simple problem that can… …   Wikipedia

  • Checking if a coin is fair — In statistics, a fair coin is an idealized randomizing device with two states (usually named heads and tails ) which are equally likely to occur. It is based on the ubiquitous coin flip used in sports and other situations where it is necessary to …   Wikipedia

  • flipped a coin — tossed a coin (to determine the outcome of something, to make a decision) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gambler's fallacy — The Gambler s fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy (because its most famous example happened in a Monte Carlo Casino in 1913)[1], and also referred to as the fallacy of the maturity of chances, is the belief that if deviations from… …   Wikipedia

  • probability theory — Math., Statistics. the theory of analyzing and making statements concerning the probability of the occurrence of uncertain events. Cf. probability (def. 4). [1830 40] * * * Branch of mathematics that deals with analysis of random events.… …   Universalium

  • Sleeping Beauty problem — The Sleeping Beauty problem is a puzzle in probability theory: a sleeper is to be woken once or twice according to the toss of a coin, and asked her credence for the coin having come up heads.The problem was originally stated by Adam Elga [ [http …   Wikipedia

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