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Students make predictions about probability and test it with flipping coins. Each of four students in a lab group flips a coin and records whether the coin lands with a head or a tail. Data is recorded in a chart. They repeat this multiple times and compare the results to their predictions.

Which student predictions are consistent with a large number of trials?

Choose TWO answers.


Student one predicts that two heads and two tails will be the most probable arrangement in the throws.


Student two predicts that the total number of heads and tails in all the arrangements have the the same probability since there is a 50% chance of either heads or tails occurring.


Student three predicts that there is a better chance of having either three heads or three tails.


Student four states that you would need more coins to make a valid prediction since probability theory depends on very large numbers.

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