Example of a probability question in Pearson MyStatLab
Probability Question Example
The following question is a probability question for tossing a fair coin presented in Pearson My STATLAB statistics. Note that probability concepts are the building blocks for any introductory statistics course. To solve the problem, one would have to write down the possible outcomes, and associate each outcome with some probabilities.
Two fair coins are tossed (say a dime and a quarter). The two possible outcomes for a single coin are heads, h, and tails, t. Give each of the following.
(a) the sample space
(b) the probability of heads on the dime
(c) the probability of heads on the quarter
(d) the probability of getting both heads
(e) the probability of getting the same outcome on both coins