Originally from the statistics forum but am told this is more of a calculus question. I flip 10 coins, if any of the coins land on tails, all of the coins split into 10 new coins and I flip them all again. I keep doing this until a round where every single coin lands on heads. Can I expect to ever stop flipping coins as the number of flips goes to infinity? (and followup question: if so, on average, how many flips would it take me?) I think we've managed to at least state the problem mathematically but am unsure how to go about deriving an answer. From the other thread..