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Mikayla J.

asked • 10/19/20

How do I find the expected value for this game?

Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble trying to figure out the expected value for this game, so if you could help that would be really great and helpful. thanks so much


A game involves selecting a card from a regular 52-card deck and tossing a coin. The coin is a fair coin and is equally likely to land on heads or tails.


  1. If the card is a face card, and the coin lands on Heads, you win $4
  2. If the card is a face card and the coin lands on Tails, you win $1
  3. If the card isn't a face card, you lose $1, no matter what the coin shows

I need help finding the expected value for this game (expected net gain or loss). I also have to round the answer to two decimal places.



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Mikayla J.

Thank you for your help
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10/20/20

Kyle P. answered • 10/19/20

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Mikayla J.

Thank you for explaining
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