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Dice sum probability

Simulate two separate dice (use random numbers with the appropriate range) being rolled 10 times. What are the percentage of rolls that resulted in a sum of 7, a sum of 2 and a sum of 11. I came ...
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probability of consecutive row of at least m by n<=2m events. Is there a shorter route?

Inspired by this I started to generalize it. Go out from independent events $E_{1},E_{2},\cdots$ that succeed or fail. This with $p$ as probability of succes, and $p+q=1$. Event $A_{m,n}$ occurs if ...
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Interesting pattern that I found while finding dice that always roll a prime number

The original puzzle I was trying to solve is to find unique numbers to write on the faces of two dice such that the numbers you see on each dice after rolling sum to a prime. I realized that for this ...
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The rotation of dice on a grid

Imagine you have a plane, flat surface with a square grid drawn on it. You have a standard cubic die which is placed flat on the surface. Its length is the same as the length of side of each grid ...
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Increasing sequence of dice rolls, explanation of “6 choose 2”

With a 6 sided die, what is the probability of 3 rolls being increasing? I understand from reading other questions that the answer is $\frac{\binom{6}{2}}{6^3}$. The $6^3$ on the denominator makes ...
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Calculate Probability that X amount of N die are equal to Y?

Update --- I think I see my problem... in the example at Stack Exchange Question it shows 5C3 5C4 and 5C5... if I have researched this out, this means 5 combinations choose X. If so, what is that ...
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Probability of dice thrown

What is the probability of getting -atleast 1 six when 6 dice are rolled? - atleast 2 six when 12 dice are rolled? - atleast 3 six when 18 dice are rolled? "At least 1 six" is ...
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How do i calculate Dice probability

Im trying to learn how to calculate dice probability but all i can finf on the net are the odds of rolling a given number in a single roll. An example of what i am looking of is rolling a 4+ on a D6 ...
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Dice probability puzzle

What is the probability of a run of at least 3 sixes when a die is thrown 5 times? I think I have the answer but from what I have been told its not the correct answer. Would someone like to help?
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Probability of 1x six from seven dice?

Could someone help me with how the following is calculated: What is the probability of rolling a die seven times and getting at least one six? My instinct told me it would be $1/6+\cdots + 1/6$ but ...
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Probability of rolling at least one 6 while rerolling 1's

Scenario: You roll a number of 6-sided dice Success: Roll at least one 6 Conditions: You can re-roll any 1's you get on the first roll What are the odds of success for n dice? Example: 7 dice ...
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Dice probability over multiple rolls.

What is the probability of rolling one or more 6's using 3 six sided dice (1...6) that are rolled three times? How does multiple rolls influence the probability, is it simply 3 times the probability ...
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How much money should we take?

I'm a new user so if my question is inappropriate, please comment (or edit maybe). We want to define a dice game. We will be the casino and a customer will roll dice. I will assume customer is man. ...
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Expected value of getting to plus or minus twenty.

We start with our game in the box number $0$. We throw a die with: "$+1$", "$+2$", "$+3$", "$-1$", "$-2$" and "$-3$" written on its faces. After each throw we move to the right of the number of boxes ...
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Calculate probability of obtaining at least a sequence of numbers for a given number of dice rolls

I want to calculate the probability of rolling at least a sequence of values for a given set of dice. This sequence may have duplicate values. I am aware of the Binomial Probability Equation used to ...
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Exclusion and Inclusion principle in rolling a dice

A die is rolled $n$ times. The probability for getting "6" is $p$. Use exclusion inclusion principle and find what is the probability getting at least one time "6". First I expect the result to ...
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Roll 5 dice and find the probability that at least 3 dice are 4

My approach is find P that exactly 3 dice are 4 + exactly 4 dice are 4 + exactly 5 dice are 4. $(5C_3 * (1/6)^3 * (5/6)^2) + (5C_4 * (1/6)^4 * (5/6)^1) + (5C_5 * (1/6)^5)$ = 276/6^5 Is my ...
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Yahtzee Bar Game

A bar near where I work has a game where you pay $5$ dollars which gets you two chances of rolling $5$ dice and if roll results in all of the dice having the same number you win the running pot, ...
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You roll a die until the sum of all your rolls is greater than 13. What number are you most likely to land on, on the last roll?

So I was thinking of doing this recursively: $f(x,i)$ is equal to the probability of rolling greater than $x$ and landing on $i$ on the last roll. $f(0,i) = 1/6$ for $i = \{1,2,..,6\}$. $f(1,i) = 1/6 ...
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Roll dice and ignore worst results

I am at my wits' end with my very basic statistics knowledge. I roll $n$ dice with $k$ sides each (numbered $1$ thru $k$, laplace). I then add the numbers of the $m$ best dice (the higher the roll ...
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An asymmetric die game

Suppose there is a prisoner who is being held by a gambling-addicted warden. The warden offers a compromise to the prisoner - if the prisoner can win a certain game of chance, the warden will let them ...
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What are the odds of rolling 3 pairs with six dice?

Given a roll of six standard six-side dice, how do you calculate the odds of rolling 3 pairs? This should included non-unique pairs like 2,2,2,2,3,3 or even 5,5,5,5,5,5.
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Probability of consecutive dice rolls

This is probably quite a simple question but here I go.. Suppose you are going to roll a six-sided (fair) die N times, what is the probability that you will get at least one set of three consecutive ...
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Probability of rolling a $6$ between $90$ and $110$ times when rolling a die $600$ times

Show that if you roll a fair die $600$ times, then with probability at least $1/6$ you will get the roll $6$ between $90$ and $110$ times. This is what I have so far Let $E(x) = 100 \Rightarrow ...
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Probability Distribution of Rolling Multiple Dice

What is the function for the probability distrabution of rolling multiple (3+) dice. The function is a bell curve but I can't find the actual function for the situation. Example, what is the function ...
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Probability question involving colored dice

This question is really getting to me, a friend of mine has suggested a solution but I believe it is incorrect. Anyway here's the question: You throw 9 coloured dice. Every dice has 2 white ...
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Probability of rolling three dice without getting a 6 in 8 rolls

I know the propability of rolling three dice without getting a $6$ in $1$ roll is $91/216$, but what about rolling it in $8$ rolls consecutively with three dices?
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Generalized nontransitive dice

Let $X_1, \ldots, X_n$ be a collection of random variables. Consider the directed graph with vertex set $\{ 1, 2, \ldots, n \}$ where there is a directed edge $i \to j$ if $\mathbb{P}(X_i > X_j) ...
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Dice probability when a number is disallowed in the first round

In the game Settlers of Catan a player starts each turn rolling 2 six sided dice. There's a variation of the game where if a 7 is rolled in the first round of a game (a 'round' is when each player has ...
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Dice tracker and roll probability percentage

I have a dice tracker that graphs the combined roll of 2 fair six sided dice (numbers 2 through 12). I want to display the variance percentage that the current number is over/under as a ...
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Deduce dice configuration knowing 2 adjacent faces

Let's say I have a die. I know it's up face and right face. I'd like to know what's on other faces, in this configuration. I know the dice configuration: ...
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Probability of rolling $n$ successes on an open-ended/exploding dice roll

I'm trying to compute the probability of achieving a certain number of successes when rolling a die pool for both open-ended/exploding and closed tests. Success is defined as a roll above a certain ...
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Coinflip statistics

There is a betting strategy for coinflips, called Martingale, in which the player should pick heads or tails and keep betting on it (doubling their bet on every loss) to eventually make a win when it ...
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Probability of $X$ out of $N$ dice landing on $M$

The problem is as follows: We have $N$ dice and we throw them on a table. What is the probability that $M$ will fall $X$ times? Specific example: We have $10$ dice and we throw them on a table. What ...
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Probability of gaining more than $\$20$ in a two person die game

Jack and Jill gamble on a roll of a die, as follows. If the die shows $1$ or $2$ spots, Jack gives Jill $\$1$. If the die shows $5$ or $6$ spots, Jill gives Jack $\$1$. If the die shows $3$ or $4$ ...
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Determining the probability of throwing $8$ with two dice

Suppose we have two dice. Now we are imposing a condition that the two dice are independent of each other and when we throw, we must have $8$ (that means $6+2 , 5+3$ or $4+4$ etc). Therefore we are ...
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How do you calculate the probability of army loss in Risk, but with modifiers to dice?

I was wondering how you can calculate the outcome of dice rolls in the board game Risk, but with modifiers, assuming 3 attackers and 2 defenders. In Risk the attacker rolls 3 dice, and the defender ...
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30-sided die, 2-player game

Two players play a game. Player 1 goes first, and chooses a number between 1 and 30 (inclusive). Player 2 chooses second; he can't choose Player 1's number. A fair 30-sided die is rolled. The player ...
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100-sided die probability

The question is as follows: You are given a 100-sided die. After you roll once, you can choose to either get paid the dollar amount of that roll OR pay one dollar for one more roll. What is the ...
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3 Die Probability

The number of times you have to roll a set of 3 die to see a 6 on each die appears to be around ~10.555 according to a implementation of this in c++ and c#. How would this be statistically proven as ...
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The Carnival Dice game

I was reading through an elementary mathematics book lately. The author claims that every probability question, no matter how intimidating it may look, can be solved using a four-step method: ...
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Rolling a fair die 4 times, what is the probability of getting an increasing sequence of numbers?

Game: I roll a die 4 times. What is the probability that I get a strictly increasing sequence of numbers. My initial thought is as follows: we condition on R1 (the first roll) being a 1, 2, or 3 ...
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Player 1 and Player 2 toss n and m fair dice respectively. What is the probability that there's no single coincidence between their results.

Coincidences within results of each player are possible. Example of "successful" event (n=m=3): {1,1,6} and {3,4,5} (no coincidences) Example of "unsuccessful" event (n=m=3): {1,2,6} and {2,4,5} (1 ...
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Expected number of different faces in multiple die roles

I roll 6 6-sided regular dice. What is the expected number of unique up-facing sides I will find among those dice?
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Rolling dice Probability that Sum

If 10 pairs of fair dice are rolled, approximate the probability that the sum of the values obtained (which ranges from 20 to 120) is between 30 and 40 inclusive. I dont know where to start with this ...
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What are fair point values for Zombie dice?

Described below is a modified version of Zombie dice ( http://www.sjgames.com/dice/zombiedice/ ) which the kids and I play. As in the original game, the idea is to sequentially roll sets of 3 ...
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Statistics question on probability

Suppose that one hundred fair dice are tossed. Estimate the probability that the sum of the faces showing exceeds 370. Include a continuity correction in your analysis.
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Probability of a dice game

Here is my question... n players playing a dice game which any of them who trows a 6 the game is over and he wins. They do it 1 by 1 .So what is the probabilty of winning for any 1 of them ? My ...
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Three equal die rolls in a row in a $3\times 3$ array

If 9 six-sided dice were rolled consecutively and displayed in a $3\times3$ format, what is the probability of a line of 3 of the same number occurring? Considering the 8 ways that are possible; 3 ...
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Probability of winning blackjack dice game?

I know a little bit about probability but I am not sure how to calculate this: In a dice game of blackjack, there are two parties. The player and the dealer. The aim of this game is to get as ...