Let's revisit Statistical Scenario–Coins #1, now with additional information on each of the possible outcomes. Table 4.1 summarizes this additional information. As noted, there are a total of different unique patterns of heads & tails possible when we flip a coin 10 times. For any given number of heads, as we have just seen, there are one or more ways to get that number of heads.
Table 4.1 Coin flipping details.
|#Heads||#Ways||Expected relative frequency||Probability||as Percent||Rounded|
The #ways divided by 1024 gives us the expected relative frequency for that number of heads expressed as a fraction. For example, we expect to get 5 heads 252/1024ths of the time. The fraction can also be expressed as a decimal value. This decimal value can be viewed as the probability that a certain number of heads will come up ...