A flip of a coin does not result in an exact 50-50 chance of heads or tails. It depends a lot on how the coin is flipped, of course, but there is a bias. This article explains when, why, and how much bias there is.

Doug Steigerwald. The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition. Available at http://econ.ucsb.edu/~doug/240a/Coin%20Flip.htm.

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