The probability of tossing a coin and getting heads is 0.5 or 50%. Try this several times by hand, or use the GeoGebra Simulation. Imagine the simulation below, and that you were going to flip the coin 100 more times. Will you get 50 more heads and 50 more tails? Why or why not?

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In fact, according to Bernoulli’s law, the average result will tend to be 0.5, as the number of shots has increased, but the number of added goals and tails will not be the same. The intuitive answer that there will be 50 goals and 50 tails is wrong because it is not a single shot but a series of hundreds of different outcomes. A mere look at the image explains that the options are not equal.

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