Tabulating and Counting Occurrences


Try tossing a coin and predicting the outcome each time.

Write the observations in a table. In the table below we give you observations generated in 25 tosses by Swetha and Geetha. Here H represents Head and T represents Tail.


Numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Outcome H T T T T H T H H T H H H H H H
Numbers 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26            
Outcome T H T T T H T T T H            

Is it possible to predict pattern for head and tail?

Clearly there is no fixed pattern of occurrence of head and tail. When you throw the coin each time the outcome of every throw can be either head or tail. Thus It is a matter of chance that in one particular throw you get either of these.