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A cute little question about coins

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Jack is tossing a fair coin. John believes in gambler’s luck, i.e. that if Jack has tossed more heads than tails so far then the next toss is more likely to be a tail. This way, in the long run things balance out. Jim knows that previous coin tosses have no effect on the next toss. John and Jim start betting with each other on the result of each coin toss. Who is likely to win more of the bets, John or Jim?

Written by CGF

August 26, 02013 at 21:52

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A whole lot of coins and two puzzles they pose…

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I love puzzles, here are a couple of I’ve come across recently. One needs some statistical knowledge to find a solution, the other is all logic. Please post your solutions in the comments, and your favourite puzzles too!

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Written by CGF

May 13, 02012 at 18:50

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