A probability problem

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sportsracer48
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A probability problem

Postby sportsracer48 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:17 pm UTC

If I roll a siх sided die siх times, what is the probability оf getting a 6?

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Re: A probability problem

Postby Dopefish » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:25 pm UTC

An easier question for you:

If you roll a 6 sided fair dice 6 times, what's the probability you *won't* get a 6?

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Re: A probability problem

Postby sportsracer48 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:41 pm UTC

that's what I was thinking. The answer is (5/6)^6, which is about 33%

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Re: A probability problem

Postby Dopefish » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:46 pm UTC

So what does that mean about the other 67% of the time?

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Re: A probability problem

Postby sportsracer48 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:15 am UTC

yay! I was right! This actually wasn't for school, I'm just such a nerd that I thought about it in my own time.


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