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Jay and Jane play a game. Jay goes first. Each player on his/her turn tosses a coin. If it comes up tails, the player who has tossed that coin wins. If it comes up heads, then it's the other person's turn and the game continues. What's the probability Jay wins on his first turn? What's the probability Jay wins on his second turn? What's the probability Jay wins the game? Explain.

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Jay and Jane play a game. Jay goes first. Each player on his/her turn tosses a coin. If it comes up tails, the player who has tossed that coin wins. If it comes up heads, then it's the other person's turn and the game continues.

  1. What's the probability Jay wins on his first turn?
  2. What's the probability Jay wins on his second turn?
  3. What's the probability Jay wins the game? Explain.
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