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What is a fair way for the men to toss the coin and decide who gets the coin?

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Two men find an old gold coin and want to have a coin toss with it to decide who gets it. The only problem is the coin is heavier on one side so it comes up heads more than tails.

What is a fair way for the men to toss the coin and decide who gets the coin?

posted Jan 28, 2015 by Amarvansh

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