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If you roll two dice

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what is the probability of the product being six? 



asked May 4, 2014 in PRECALCULUS by anonymous

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When rolling two dice,

Let (a , b ) is denote a possible out come of rolling the two die, with a the number on the

top of the first die and the number on the top of the second die.

Note that each of a  and b  can be any of the integers from 1 through 6.

Here is a listing of all the joint possibilities for (a , b )

Event E = {(1 , 6) (6 , 1) (2 , 3) (3 , 2)}

Note that we have listed all the ways a first die and second die product being 6 when we look at their top faces.

In general, when the two dice are fair and independent, the probability of any event is the number of elements in the event divided by 36.

P(E)= 4/36 = 1/9.

P(E) = 1/9.

answered May 5, 2014 by david Expert

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