Probability: Day 7 _________________ Similar, but different, to yesterday’s problem

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A coin is biased so that it lands heads 70% of the time, and tails 30% of the time.

1. Make a tree that represents every possible outcome of flipping the coin three
times.

2. How likely is it that you’ll flip exactly 3 heads when you flip the coin thrice?

3. How likely is it that you’ll flip exactly 3 tails when you flip the coin thrice?

4. What is the chance that you flip 2 heads and 1 tail when you flip this coin thrice?

5. What is the chance that you flip 1 heads and 2 tails when you flip this coin thrice?

6. Make sure that your answers to 2 – 5 add up to 100%. If they don’t, where did
you go wrong?

7. Expand (h + t ) 3 . Then, replace h with 0.70 and t with 0.30.

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Probability: Day 7 _________________

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Binomial Expansion

15. What’s the probability of flipping 2 heads on 4 coins?

16. Expand (h + t ) 4 :

17. Use a shortcut to expand (h + t ) 7 :

18. Use a shortcut to expand (2a + t ) 7 . Hint available upon request.

19. Use a shortcut to expand (2a + 3) 8 completely.

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