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What is the probability? Help

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1
    What is the probability? Help....

    If i have a standard 80% chance of wining and 20% chance of losing
    than what is the chance of me losing 5 times in a row 10 times in a row
    and 20 times in a row.

    I would be very grateful if someone can show me how to calculate this on my own.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2011 #2

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    Re: What is the probability? Help....

    In how many attempts? In 5 attempts, it's just p^5, where p is the chance of winning.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 #3
    Re: What is the probability? Help....

    Losing, you mean.
     
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