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This activity illustrates the convergence of long run relative frequency to the true probability. The psychic ability of a student from the class is studied using an applet. The student is asked to repeatedly guess the outcome of a virtual coin toss. The instructor enters the student's guesses and the applet plots the percentage of correct answers versus the number of attempts. With the applet, many guesses can be entered very quickly. If the student is truly a psychic, the percentage correct will converge to a value above 0.5.
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Date Of Record Creation 2007-05-22 13:36:11
Date Of Record Release 2007-05-22 13:36:11
Date Last Modified 2007-05-22 13:36:11
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Author's Name Webster West
Author's Organization Texas A&M University
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Date Record Checked: 2007-05-22 00:00:00

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