Chapter 9.1, Problem 4CP

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Ron Larson

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Three coins are tossed (see Checkpoint 3). Find the expected value of the number of heads that will turn up.

To determine

**To calculate:** The expected value of the number of heads that will turn up when three coins are tossed.

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The provided information is that the three coins are tossed.

**Formula used:**

Definition of Expected Value:

If the set of values of a discrete random variable consists of

**Calculation:**

Consider the provided information is that the three coins are tossed and the random variable represents the number of heads in each possible outcome.

Let,

The possible outcomes are shown below when three coins are tossed.

outcome | ||

0 | TTT | 1 |

1 | HTT, THT, TTH | 3 |

2 | HHT, HTH, THH | 3 |

3 | HHH | 1 |

The sample space

So,

Since, probability of a random variable is given as below:

So, the probability of each value of the random variable is shown in the table

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