fifty-fifty chance

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fifty-fifty chance

An equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
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And it would only have been a fifty-fifty chance of success.
This type of tumor had about a fifty-fifty chance of cure in the late seventies (before modern chemotherapy).
That's a violation of the laws of inheritance spelled out by Gregor Mendel, in which each gene or chromosome is supposed to have a fifty-fifty chance of being passed on to the next generation.
I think there's a fifty-fifty chance between the two, but I want Sisi to win," said a 27-year-old Egyptian, who did not want to be named.
There is a fifty-fifty chance that Argentina will join us," Abreu said.
They have a fifty-fifty chance of surviving but we are praying and doing everything to help them," Alvarado said, quoting Alvaran, after their meeting.
We have to remember that the outcome of the struggle during the present chaotic transition is not in any way inevitable, it probably has a fifty-fifty chance and will be influenced by the totality of the actions of people on both sides.
rating agency Standard & Poor's reiterated Thursday there is a fifty-fifty chance that its highest AAA long-term credit rating for U.
Bahl is being generous to a fault in giving India a fifty-fifty chance in the race with China.
In 2009, Fermi physicists said they expected to have enough data to discover or rule out the Higgs by early 2010, and gave themselves a fifty-fifty chance of finding it before the end of this year.
While Ozawa was in his post, ''there was only a fifty-fifty chance of the DPJ's winning the election at best,'' Yasunori Sone, a professor of politics at Keio University, said.
Although I think there would usually be a fifty-fifty chance of Peyia winning the cup, I think they now have more belief in themselves, and because they will be in the final for the first time, the adrenaline will help pump them up.
That, however, is a big if, indeed no more than a fifty-fifty chance.
There is only a fifty-fifty chance that the procedures will succeed.
Doctors told me I had a fifty-fifty chance of having another ectopic pregnancy but we really wanted kids.