First to Toss N Heads Wins

University of Portland
Talk Abstract
Two players play a game, taking turns tossing a coin; the winner is the first to reach $n$ heads for some agreed upon value of $n$. What is the probability that the player to go first wins? In this talk, we will consider this question as well as its application to your lunch-time half-court basketball game.
Talk Subject
Probability and Statistics
Time Slot
Room Number
STAG 161