I toss a coin and heads turns up five times in a row.

Which side is more likely to turn up the next time?

[I]

* Heads? Five heads in a row is a pattern - the trend is likely to continue.

* Tails? Six heads in a row is unusual so tails is more likely.[/I]

The above answers are examples of gambler�s logic � the perception of patterns in random data.

So which is the correct answer?

Neither - every coin toss has an even chance of turning up heads or tails. It never varies.

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