Pin Drop

Drop a drawing pin on to the floor from desk height fifty times and record which way it lands each time by clicking on the appropriate button.

Pin Drop Probability Words Probability Quiz Investigation Exam-Style More Probability
Use your results to calculate the probability of the pin landing point up. Write your answer as a decimal. Correct Wrong
Use your results to calculate the probability of the pin landing point down. Correct Wrong
If you had dropped the pin 100 times, how many times would you expect it to land point up based on your results above? Correct Wrong
If you had dropped the pin 150 times, how many times would you expect it to land point down based on your results above? Correct Wrong
If you had dropped the pin 1000 times, how many times would you expect it to land point up based on your results above? Correct Wrong
If you had dropped the pin 2750 times, how many times would you expect it to land point down based on your results above? Correct Wrong

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