# If you flip three fair coins, what is the probability that you'll get all three tails?

Probability defines the likelihood of occurrence of an event.

## Answer: The probability of getting three tails on flipping three fair coins is 1/8

Let's look into all the possible outcomes of tossing three fair coins

**Explanation:**

We know that,

**Probability of an event (E) = Number of favorable outcomes / Total number of outcomes**

Let, H = Heads, T = Tails

Possible outcomes:

(H,H,H), (H,H,T), (H,T,H), (H,T,T), (T,H,H), (T,H,T), (T,T,H), (T,T,T)

Total number of outcomes = 8

Number of outcomes that gives three tails = 1

i.e, (T,T,T)

Thus, number of favorable outcomes = 1

Probability of getting three tails = Number of favorable outcomes / Total number of outcomes

= 1/8