A coin is tossed once. Find the probability of getting a tail.

Question:

A coin is tossed once. Find the probability of getting a tail.

 

Solution:

We know that

Probability of occurrence of an event

$=\frac{\text { Total no. of Desired outcomes }}{\text { Total no.of outcomes }}$

Total outcomes of the coin are tails and heads

Hence the total no.of outcomes are 2 (i.e. heads and tails)

And the desired output is tail. Hence no. of desired outcomes $=1$

Therefore, the probability of getting a tail is

$=\frac{1}{2}$

Conclusion: Probability of getting a tail when a coin is flipped is $0.5$ or $\frac{1}{2}$

 

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