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NCERT Exemplar Solutions Class 8 Mathematics Solutions for Data Handling - Exercise in Chapter 2 - Data Handling

Question 198 Data Handling - Exercise

A coin is tossed three times. The number of possible outcomes is

(a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 6 (d) 8

Answer:

(d) 8

There are two possible results for each coin toss: heads (H) and tails (T) (T). There are 2k possible outcomes for k tosses. Therefore, when a coin is tossed three times, there are 23 = 8 possible results. We can list the 8 outcomes as follows:

HHH, TTT, THH, HTH, HHT, HTT, THT, TTH

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