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Coin Tossing Games

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Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
It is not envisaged that this problem would be used as a class problem.  It is more appropriate for an enthusiastic student or small group of students looking for a challenge to work on independently.
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