Electronic Proceedings of the Twentyfirst Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsNew Orleans, Louisiana, March 1215, 2009Paper S006
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Using Maple to Explore the RunsofHeads Coin Tossing Problem 
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Determining the probability of k consecutive heads in n flips of a fair coin has been studied, but most closedform results are asymptotic. We examine how Maple can be used at a student project level to study the problem and find exact answers to some naturally occurring questions.
Keyword(s): probability, Maple