Coin Tossing

Coin Tossing

Contributed by @sybtc on Discord:

Suppose you were to keep flipping a coin until it landed either HTHHT or HHHHH on five consecutive flips. Which of these two sequences would you predict would occur first?

Solution

See here. Also, a shorter sequence (HTT vs HTH) but with a similar element of surprise is explained also in this TED Talk:

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