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When I flip a coin, why is there a higher chance that it'll land on the opposite side next flip?

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>>7810816

There isn't.

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>>7810822

If I flip it 100 times and they all turn out as heads, are the chances that the next flip will be tails higher?

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>>7810826

No.

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>>7810826

No. The results of coin flips are independent from each other. 100 heads and then a head is just as likely as 100 heads and then a tail.

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>>7810826

if you flip a coin 100 times and they're all heads, check to make sure it's not a double headed coin

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>>7810816

There isn't. Unless the coin is weridly unbalanced

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>>7810833

>what is the law of averages

A meme.

The assumption underlying this question is that we are dealing with a coin whose fairness can be represented by a Bayesian prior distribution of 1.

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>>7810826

the lower probability of consecutive heads comes from predicting a larger set of data not from the history of flips.

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not all flips are equally fair

it's possible (and depending on technique, sometimes probable) that a coin appears to flip but actually precesses without flipping. if you're skilled, you can do it on purpose

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>>7810816

Because there's more possible outcomes.

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>>7810856

>heads

>tails

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