# Law of Large Numbers: Comparing Relative versus Absolute Frequency of Coin Flips

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If you were to flip a coin 10,000 times, you would expect the number of heads to be approximately equal to the number of tails when using a fair coin. The absolute difference plot can show quite large differences in absolute terms, , as the number of tosses increases. In comparison, the relative difference plot shows that in relative terms, , the difference converges to zero.

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Contributed by: Paul Savory (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) (March 2011)

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