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A fair coin is tossed five times. What is the theoretical probability that the coin lands on the same side every time? A) 0.1 B) 0.5 C) 0.03125 D) 0.0625



  • Identify the number of possible outcomes for each toss. A: There are two possible outcomes for each toss - heads or tails.
  • Determine the number of outcomes for five tosses. A: Since there are two possible outcomes for each toss, there are 2^5 = 32 possible outcomes for five tosses.
  • Determine the number of favorable outcomes. A: There are two favorable outcomes - either all heads or all tails.
  • Calculate the probability by dividing the number of favorable outcomes by the number of possible outcomes. A: 2/32 = 0.0625.