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Optimal Strategy for Bar Dice

This game is played in bars in Wisconsin, USA, but I'm sure variations are played many places around the world. The game has practical value, since once mathematicians figure out the best strategy, ...
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Dice problem, with image explanation.

Four dice are rolled SIMULTANEOUSLY. $X_1$ is a random variable that represents how many 1's you get in a single roll. $X_2, ... , X_4$ are defined in the same fashion, like in the picture below. ...
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Question from a test concerning dice probability

There are 4 dice in the following colors: blue, yellow, black and red. They're rolled at the same time. Consider $X_1$ to be the quantity of dice in which the face value scored was one. Let $X_2, ... ...
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Question refering to dice probability from a test.

There are 4 dice in the following colors: blue, yellow, black and red. They're rolled at the same time. Consider $X_1$ to be the quantity of dice in which the face value scored was one. Let $X_2, ... ...
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If I roll two fair dice, the probability that I would get at least one 6 would be…

11 out of 36? I got this by writing down the number of possible outcomes (36) and then counting how many of the pairs had a 6 in them (1,6) (2,6) (3,6) (4,6) (5,6) (6,6) (6,5) (6,4) (6,3) (6,2) (6,1). ...
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If you roll four fair dice, what is the probability that you will end up with two 1's and two 3's?

Can someone help me with this? I'm completely stumped on how to go about it and no one I know can help. I just need to be shown how to do it.
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Probability that one die will match another

I am working on a Dice game involving players rolling dice to match a shared die. Example: 6 6-sided dice are thrown, one Black and the rest white. Players score more points for each white die that ...
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Expected length of generating a pattern (throwing dice)

A fair die is tossed repeatedly. The experiment ends as soon as the last six outcomes form the pattern 131131 What is the expected length (i.e. the number of rolls of the die) of this experiment?
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Using Generating Series to Find Sum of Sides of Dice

Question: " Let k be a non-negative integer. Use the theory of generating series to find the expected value of the sum of the dots when k (6-sided) dice are rolled. " I know that the generating ...
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dice biased such that a 3 comes up twice as often as each other number?

I just attempted to solve a problem that involved the title. So, it turns out I was getting an incorrect answer b/c I computed the probability of getting a 3 as 2/6 as opposed to 2/7. I don't fully ...
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Probability of rolling a cuboid dice

It's easy to count the probability of events on a regular dice because we know the probabilities ($P(1)$, $P(2)$, $P(3)$, $P(4)$, $P(5)$, $P(6)$) of all the basic outcomes ($P(i)=\frac{1}{6}$). ...
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The Probability of Rolling a Large Straight with 5 Six-Sided Dice [duplicate]

I don't know the probability of rolling a large straight with 5 six-sided dice, so I need to know what the probability is. What is it?
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The Probability of Rolling the Same Number with 10 Dice That Have 19 Sides

I like dice and I want to know what the probability is for rolling the same number with 10 dice that have 19 sides. Also, do these dice exist or not?
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If you roll a dice twice, and substract result of

If you roll a dice twice, and subtract $ Result_1 $ from $ Result_2 $, in what interval with 97% probability will lie number of all zeros, if we will do this experiment 1200 times. I assume, I ...
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Calculating dice probability and risk-reward value

Having trouble how to model this cost-risk question with Probability. Assume that you are given 5 standard six-sided dice, what's the probability you get at least three 2s? I have calculated this: ...
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Let's throw with a regular dice (probability)

Let's throw with a regular dice twice (independently). Let $X_{1}$ be the number of dots thrown on the first try and let $X_{2}$ be on the second. We know, that $X=X_{1} + X_{2}$. Calculate the ...
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Occurrences of 1,2, and 3 out of 4d6

I have 4d6 and I'm concerned with the odds of the numbers of ones, twos, and threes that show up in a roll of 4d6. Would I be correct in calculating the odds of one of these combinations, Say 1 one, 0 ...
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Dice probability of a winning more than $X\%$ of the time over $Y$ Throws

I have a die with three possible outcomes. The three outcomes are win (+1), draw (0) and lose (-1). $P(w) + P(d) + P(l) = 1$. (1) If I throw the die Y times, what is the probability I will win $X$ ...
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Dice sum probability range

If you roll one 6 sided die 1000 times, what is probability that sum of fallen numbers will be between 3400 and 3550 ?
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Probability of an event happening more times than at least one other event

I'm having trouble formulating this problem: How to find out the probability of an event A happening more times than at least one of events B, C or D? Assuming the events may have different chances of ...
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Probability in Rolling dice 6 times

If I have one dice and rolling the dice $6$ times. What is the probability that in the all $6$ times the result will be the same? I know that the probability for each number in $6$ sides dice is ...
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Expected number of rolls required to get sum greater than n for n faced die?

Suppose a guy has a die with $n$ faces. He can go on rolling it as many times as possible and add the sum of each outcome. What is the expected number of rolls after which the sum is at least $n$?
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Throwing dice: Probability Total is Divisible by 3

Suppose I throw a fair die $1995$ times. What is the probability that the total is divisible by 3? I tried to attack this problem inductively, storing the total in a variable $t \mod 6$, and ...
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permutations rolling die 6 times [closed]

How would you calculate the probability that if you roll a six sided die six times you will roll 1,2,3,4,5,6 consecutively. I am totally lost on how to even calculate this.
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The number of rolls of $6$ dice with exactly $4$ distinct values.

I know the answer is $${6 \choose 4}{5 \choose 3}$$ However, I don't understand why this is true?
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Roll summing over a long stretch

Say I roll a 6-sided die until its sum exceeds $X$. What is E(rolls)?
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Probability of a dice game with an emphasis on the number $4$

If I were to roll a set of $4\,$ four-sided dice $4\,$ times, what is the probability that on each of the $4\,$ dice rolls, the sum of the dice will be divisible by $4\,$?
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3 dices probability that number 5 comes up on exactly two of the three dice?

I roll three different loaded dice. For the first die the probability of getting a 5 is 0.7, for the second die the probability of getting a 5 is 0.48, and for the third die the probability of getting ...
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Throw 10 dice, probability of getting 6 identical numbers?

I got this result when I threw a set of 10 dice (btw. for the first with this set): What is a probability of getting 6 identical numbers (any) with 10 dice, with no particular order?
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Probability of a result from 3d6, lowest to highest

I have a fascination with tabletop sports games, and through that, I've developed an interest in probability. That said, it's not my strong suit, so I wanted to pose this question because I think ...
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Expected number of tosses before you see a repeat.

Suppose we roll a fair die until some face has appeared twice. For instance, we might have a run of rolls 12545 or 636. How many rolls on average would we make? What if we roll until a face has ...
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Probability of getting Required Sum

What is the probability of when four dice rolled together once,and getting a sum of Thirteen If we do by just calculating all possible values of sum, then it will take more time; so we can solve ...
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Probability theory - Dice

Two guys are playing dice with each wagering $50. Player 1 chooses 2 as his lucky number, and Player 2 chooses 6. Every time their lucky number appears as a result, the player gets one point. The ...
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Expected number of sixes tossed before success

Given a fair dice, what is the expected number of sixes that get tossed before throwing 2 sixes in a row? Would I start by finding all possible sets that occur without two sixes in a row and multiply ...
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Combinatorial probability of multiple dice rolls

I am trying to come up with a probability for a combinatorial problem that I'm working on and I'm stuck. I've managed to distil it down to a toy dice-roll problem: What is the probability of any two ...
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Probability of rolling unique sides on a bias die

If you have a six-sided die labeled 1-5 with two sides labeled 5, what's the probability of rolling the die five times and getting a unique side that you haven't previously rolled? I've been mulling ...
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Rolling a die, expected number of coins won

So this is a problem I'm stuck on, You roll a fair 4-sided die and with probability 1/3 you get to roll once more, and with probability 2/3 you have to stop. Assume that you get as many coins as the ...
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Trying to work out the probabilities of a dice game I used to play

At college, my friends and I would sometimes waste time playing a game with dice. We would roll 25 dice, pick out all the dice that landed on a 6, then roll the rest. This would carry on until all the ...
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Likelihood of sum of dice roll is exactly 1 million

A board game is set up such that there is a number line with squares numbered 0..1 million. You roll a standard 6 sided die and move forward the number of spaces that you roll. Eventually you will ...
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Probability of rolling 6's on 3 dice - adjusted gambling odds?

I'm struggling to work out odds on a game that were working on. It's probably best if I write an example as I'm really not a mathematician! I'm working on a dice game where the player bets 1 coin and ...
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Chance of getting six in three dice

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this and am sure that my answers are wrong. There are three dice. A. Chance of getting exactly one six on the three dice. (1/6) * 3 = 1/3 B. Chance ...
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Rolling 6 dice and 4 on the same side

Guys I made myself a question to answer and its this. What is the probability of having 4 dice land on the same side if I toss 6 dice. I got this answer, I don't know if its correct. I dont want to ...
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Why Is It Rational to Bet on the Most Probable Event?!

Suppose that someone is going to bet in a game. A dice is rolled, and there are only these two options for betting: Option 1. Give 1 dollar and bet on 6. Option 2. Give 1 dollar and bet on 1, 2, 3, ...
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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 ...