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Assuming that if you had 3 coins and they were all the same, then no, the outcomes would not be different than if you flipped the same coin 3 times.

Flipping a coin has a 1/2 chance of landing on 1 face, and 1/2 chance that it will land on the other:

-Flipping the same coin 3 times: 1/2 chance of the coin landing on one face

-Flipping 3 coins one time each: Still 1/2 chance of each of the 3 coins landing on one face.

These chance percentages are fairly vague. Of course there is an absolute minuscule percentage that the coin(s) could land on their side instead of either face or that one side could have a higher chance than the other, but the chances of that happening are so small there is no point complicating this answer and so extreme details like this are ignored.

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