# Answer on Statistics and Probability Question for Aaron Okievs.

Question #31028

If four coins are flipped in succession, then the number of possible outcomes is
.

a. 8

b. 12

c. 16

d. 14

a. 8

b. 12

c. 16

d. 14

Expert's answer

The easiest way to solve this problem is probably to just write down all the different possible outcomes of four consecutive tosses.

The possibilities are:

HHHH, HHHT, HHTH, HHTT,

HTHH, HTTH, HTHT, HTTT,

TTTT, TTTH, TTHT, TTHH,

THTT, THTH, THHT, THHH.

So we get 16 possible outcomes.

Answer: c. 16.

The possibilities are:

HHHH, HHHT, HHTH, HHTT,

HTHH, HTTH, HTHT, HTTT,

TTTT, TTTH, TTHT, TTHH,

THTT, THTH, THHT, THHH.

So we get 16 possible outcomes.

Answer: c. 16.

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