# Three coins are tossed at once. What is the probability of two heads and one tail?

Probability defines the likelihood of occurrence of an event

## Answer: The probability of getting two heads and one tail on tossing three coins at once is equal to 3/8

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

**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 two heads and one tail = 3

i.e, (H,H,T), (H,T,H), (T,H,H)

Thus, number of favorable outcomes = 3

Probability of getting two heads and one tail = Number of favorable outcomes / Total number of outcomes

= 3/8