IAiNqQi30-Y.jpg

The coin flip conundrum – Po-Shen Loh

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/counterintuition-heads-tails-po-shen-loh

When you flip a coin to make a decision, there’s an equal chance of getting heads and tails. But what if you flip the coin repeatedly, so that one option would win as soon as two heads showed up in a row, and another would win as soon as heads was immediately followed by tails? Would each option still have an equal chance? Po-Shen Loh describes the counterintuitive math behind this question.

Lesson by Po-Shen Loh, animation by Augenblick Studios.

Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Devin Harris, Tony Trapuzzano, Stephen Michael Alvarez, Tom Lee, Juliana, Jason Weinstein, Kris Siverhus, Alexander Walls, Annamaria Szilagyi, Morgan Williams, Abhijit Kiran Valluri, Mandeep Singh, Peter Owen, Sama aafghani, Vinicius Lhullier, Connor Wytko, سلطان الخليفي, Marylise CHAUFFETON, Marvin Vizuett, Jayant Sahewal, Joshua Plant, Quinn Shen, Caleb ross, Elizabeth Cruz, Elnathan Joshua Bangayan, Gaurav Rana, Mullaiarasu Sundaramurthy, Jose Henrique Leopoldo e Silva, Dan Paterniti, Jose Schroeder, Jerome Froelich, Tyler Yoshizumi, Martin Stephen, Justin Carpani, Faiza Imtiaz, Khalifa Alhulail, Tejas Dc, Govind Shukla, Benjamin & Shannon Pinder, Srikote Naewchampa, Ex Foedus, Sage Curie, Exal Enrique Cisneros Tuch, Ana Maria, Vignan Velivela, Ibel Wong, Ahmad Hyari, A Hundred Years, eden sher, Travis Wehrman, Minh Tran, Louisa Lee, Kiara Taylor, Hoang Viet, Nathan A. Wright, Jast3r , and Аркадий Скайуокер.

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *