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**jegues** P1) You and your friend will play the following game. You will take turns rolling a fair six-sided die. You will roll first. As soon as one player rolls a 6, the game is over and that player wins. What is the probability that you win?

**Attempt:**

If we both rolled at the same time it would be a 50% chance that I would win, but since I roll first I can win before the other player even has a chance at rolling so I have an advantage. I just can't figure out how to quantify that advantage. Anyone know?

P2)In a game of poker, you are dealt five cards from a deck of 52 cards. What is probability that you get a flush (five cards of the same suit)?

**Attempt:**

I thought this would be me the answer,

$\displaystyle (1)(\frac{11}{51})(\frac{10}{50})(\frac{9}{49}) ( \frac{8}{48} )$

but that is incorrect. Any ideas?