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A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability

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A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability of getting no any two heads on consecutive tosses?

A. \(\frac{21}{64}\)

B. \(\frac{42}{64}\)

C. \(\frac{19}{64}\)

D. \(\frac{19}{42}\)

E. \(\frac{31}{64}\)
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Re: A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2019, 09:00
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This is a question which is not good or practice. It is too hard for the GRE.
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Re: A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2019, 04:20
Can someone post a mathematical solution to this?
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Re: A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2019, 21:44
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A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability of getting no any two heads on consecutive tosses?

A. \(\frac{21}{64}\)

B. \(\frac{42}{64}\)

C. \(\frac{19}{64}\)

D. \(\frac{19}{42}\)

E. \(\frac{31}{64}\)


TTTTTT (1)

TTTTTH (6)

HTHTTT (4+3+2+1)

HTHTHT (2+2)

= 21 ways

2^6 combinations = 64

21/64

I can't think of a faster way off the top of my head
Re: A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability   [#permalink] 12 Sep 2019, 21:44
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