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October 30th, 2018, 10:00 AM   #11
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I also used Microsoft Excel and calculated that the probability of getting heads 60% or more is 0.88% for 150 coin flips. Are my calculations accurate?
Yes.

As was said in an earlier post, you cannot get exact results for numbers that are large. There are estimating techniques.

But why bother? You can see that the probability is approaching zero rapidly.
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