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Someone flips five coins, but you don’t see the outcome. The person reports that no tails are showing. What is?

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  • Someone flips five coins, but you don’t see the outcome. The person reports that no tails are showing. What is?


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Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 16:23
100% or very likely Unless that person is lying
Positive: 95 %
Answer #2 | 18/12 2013 22:54
Five heads, a 1 in 32 probability
Positive: 89 %
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 12:57
Not very likely. Perhaps four of the coins landed tails upwards with the fifth heads up, but with all the coins in a pile.
Positive: 69 %

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