Tossing a Biased Coin Michael Mitzenmacher When we talk about a coin toss we think of it as unbiased with probability onehalf it comes up heads and with probability onehalf it comes up tails
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Tossing a Biased Coin Michael Mitzenmacher When we talk about a coin toss we think of it as unbiased with probability onehalf it comes up heads and with probability onehalf it comes up tails

An ideal unb iased coin might not correctly model a real coin which could be biased slightly one way or another Afte r all real life is rarely fair This possibility leads us to an interesting mathematical an d computational question Is there some wa

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Tossing a Biased Coin Michael Mitzenmacher When we talk about a coin toss we think of it as unbiased with probability onehalf it comes up heads and with probability onehalf it comes up tails




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