# Tagged Questions

For questions on dice, a small throwable object with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers. This makes dice suitable as gambling devices for games like craps, or for use in non-gambling tabletop games.

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### Probability n Dice Results are subset of m Dice Results

Let D(n,m) be the probability that a multiset of n dice results will be a submultiset of m dice results. Multiset indicates repeats are counted: If n=3, {3,3,4} is a submultiset of {3,3,4,5,6} but ...
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### The math behind generating Dungeons & Dragons ability scores: roll 4d6, toss lowest

D&D 5th ed. gives the following instructions for determining your “ability scores.” Roll four 6-sided dice and record the total of the highest three dice If I repeat the “roll-toss-and-total”...
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### Dice: Expected highest value with a tricky condition

I know how to calculate the expected value "E" of a roll of n k-sided dice if we are supposed to keep the highest number rolled. If I am not wrong, the formula is: E = k − (1^n + 2^n + ... + (k-1)^n)/...
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### Best strategy for rolling 20-sided and 10-sided dices

There are a 20-sided (face value of 1-20) dice and a 10-sided (face value of 1-10) dice. A and B respectively roll the 20 and 10-sided dices. Both of them can roll the dice twice. They may choose ...
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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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### 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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### Expected number of dice rolls of an unfair dice to roll every side equally many sides

I am having trouble with solving the following problem: The probability that a $d$-sided dice lands on its $k$th side is equal to $p_k$ for $k\in \{k\in\mathbb{N},k≤d\}$ and $p_1+p_2+p_3+...+p_d=1$. ...
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### SR5: Chance of rolling 2 dice with a result of 5 or 6 and 4 dice with a result of one out of eight dice total

This question is regarding calculating probability for the SR5 role-playing game. The setup: a number of d6, $n$, are rolled. Any dice that come up as a 5 or a 6 are considered ‘hits’, and they add ...
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### Puzzle on rolling dice game

A gambler goes to bet. The dealer has 3 dice, which are fair, meaning that the chance that each face shows up is exactly 1/6. The dealer says: "You can choose your bet on a number, any number from 1 ...
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### Throwing dice and finding limits

We throw an fair dice $n$ times. Let $S_n$ be the number of throws with even number of dots on the dice. 1.) Calculate the limit $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}P(2S_n \leq n)$$ 2.) Express the value of ...
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### Probability of rolling higher than $N$ by summing the highest $X$ number of dice out of a set $Y$ number of dice, each with $Z$ sides.

I'd like help finding a formula for the probability of rolling higher than a target number, $N$, by summing the highest $X$ number of dice out of a set $Y$ number of dice, each with $Z$ sides, ...
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### Dice rolls - Combinatorics with limitations

Given 2 players, one rolling $x$ d6 dice and the other rolling $y$ d6 dice, what is the probability of a match between the two players? I'm getting stuck on the sub-set comparisons - I can calculate ...
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### How can I convert [number of expected success per try] into [probability of succeeding N times without failing]?

There's a push-your-luck dice game called Can't Stop where you roll four six-sided dice, group the dice into pairs of your choice, then advance tokens along paths corresponding to the sums of your ...
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### Calculating probability that 5 dice rolls will produce an average of 3.5

We are carrying out a dice game which involves 5 people rolling dice and passing buttons equal to the number rolled . We have to work out the probability that we will get an average of 3 .5 items ...
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### Creating $Y \sim U[1, \dots, 6] + U[1, \dots, 6]$ as a function of $X_1, X_2, X_3 \sim U[1, \dots, 6]$

The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle from standupmaths The problem therein can be summarized as follows: You have three dice rolls. Each die is indistinguishable from the others. However, using ...
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### Probability of rolling n dice to match another set of dice, d, given r rolls (like yahtzee)

(Note: I will eventually code this, but i'm primarily interested in the math behind it) I'm trying to create a function in Java to calculate the probability of getting a desired outcome from n rolled ...
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### Two dice are rolled. If the sum is greater than 8, what is the probability that it is 11?

Two dice are rolled. If the sum is greater than 8, what is the probability that it is 11? I'm not sure if this question is asking for conditional probability or just 2/10...
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### Confidence interval when rolling a dice

If you roll a die 20,000 times and from these rolls you get either a 1,2, or 3 11,000 times, how can you calculate the confidence interval at 95% for the probability to get a 1,2, or 3? The ...
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### Generalization of classic 3 roll die game to $n$ rolls

I am trying to generalize the following well-known 3 roll die problem: "We roll a single die no more than 3 times. We can stop immediately after the first roll, immediately after the second roll, or ...
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### Probability of the n-th dice matching in 2 groups of sorted random numbers

Say we have 2 groups of 6 6-sided dice. Each group of dice is rolled and then sorted so we have 2 groups of sorted numbers. What is the probability of each die in the group matching the corresponding ...
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### 7th Sea 2e: Grouping dice results into sets of 10 vs doing the same with Tarot cards.

Note: While an interesting problem on its own, it also struck me as an excellent example of how marvelous the human brain is, as it is able to almost effortlessly negotiate a task that (at least to ...
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### Most Probable Sum for Dice Rolls

Hey so I discovered this formula for finding out the most probabble result when rolling a certain number of f-sided dice. Could you check it and tell me why it is so? ...
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### Alternate Answer for a probability fair dice game using conditional probability

The problem: In this game, if two dices give: \begin{cases} 7 \text{ or } 3, \text{ then the player wins} \\ 2,\space 11 \text{ or } 12, \text{ then the player loses} \\ \text{else, then the game ...
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### Number of ways a dice can roll every side equally many times for the first time after x rolls

This problem is best viewed as a walk on a $d$-dimensional integer lattice with integer steps corresponding to various results of a dice roll. For a normal 6-sided dice, these would be (1,0,0),(-1,0,0)...
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### Trickster and dice

Suppose a trickster has three six-sided dice all of which evenly weighted (so each face is equally likely). One has all 6s, one has half 6s and half 1s, and one is a normal die. The trickster randomly ...
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### Probabilities in a dice game (Ashens' game)

This question relates to a card/dice game by Stuart Ashen which unfortunately I cannot name here because its name is Norfolk slang for male genitalia. This game is played in several phases, but the ...
### On an average How many times must I throw $r$ die with $N$ faces, such that I see all $N$ faces?
For an $n$-sided die, the number of rolls needed, on average $n\log n$ for large n. For one die the question is here: "A Collection of Dice Problems" by Matthew M. Conroy. What about $r$ dice?