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QHE Questions:

Ronni flipped a coin three times and in all cases heads came up.

Ronni intends to flip the coin again.

Is the chance of getting tails with the fourth flip:

(a) Smaller than the chance of getting heads?

(b) Equal to the chance of getting heads?

(c) Greater than the chance of getting heads?

Fischbein (1997:98) (see bilbliography)

Which of the following is the most likely result of five flips of a fair coin?





(e) All four sequences are equally likely?

Which of the above sequences would be least likely to occur?

Konold et al (1993:397) (see bilbliography)