Level
pending

In front of you are two identical-looking coins. One is a standard fair coin, but the other one is a very special kind of coin, characterized as follows:

- There is always an equal probability of heads or tails.
- On the \(\textrm{n}^{\textrm{th}}\) flip, there is a \( 1 - \frac{1}{n} \) probability that the coin will land on its
**side**!

You do not know which is which, so you pick up one of them randomly, and then you flip it 5 times.

The probability that you will be able to identify the special coin given 5 flips can be expressed as \( \frac{a}{b} \) where \(a\) and \(b\) are coprime positive integers. Find \(a + b\).

×

Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...