(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Toss a coin fifty times. What is the probability of throwing 25 heads, and the probability of throwing 3 heads?

2. Relevant equations

P = 0.5 ^ n, n = total tosses

other equations???

3. The attempt at a solution

the probability for each should be same, as in 0.5^50, for each, should it not?

when i asked this question in class, my statistics teacher gave me a weird look and moved on with the class. am i missing a fundamental point in logic or something more complex?

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# 50 coin tosses, probability of 25 heads vs 3 heads

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