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An unfair coin lands on heads with a probability of <math>\tfrac{1}{4}</math>. When tossed <math>n</math> times, the probability of exactly two heads is the same as the probability of exactly three heads. What is the value of <math>n</math> ?
 
An unfair coin lands on heads with a probability of <math>\tfrac{1}{4}</math>. When tossed <math>n</math> times, the probability of exactly two heads is the same as the probability of exactly three heads. What is the value of <math>n</math> ?
  
<math>\textbf{(A)}\; ? \qquad\textbf{(B)}\; ? \qquad\textbf{(C)}\; ? \qquad\textbf{(D)}\; ? \qquad\textbf{(E)}\; ?</math>
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<math>\textbf{(A)}\; 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\; 8 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\; 10 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\; 11 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\; 13</math>
  
 
==Solution==
 
==Solution==

Revision as of 19:25, 3 March 2015

Problem

An unfair coin lands on heads with a probability of $\tfrac{1}{4}$. When tossed $n$ times, the probability of exactly two heads is the same as the probability of exactly three heads. What is the value of $n$ ?

$\textbf{(A)}\; 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\; 8 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\; 10 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\; 11 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\; 13$

Solution

See Also

2015 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 16
Followed by
Problem 18
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