Last edited by downthesun01; Aug 24th 2013 at 06:48 AM.
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We have 6 choices for the first pair, 5 choices for the second pair, and 4 choices for the odd die. Multiply this by the number of ways to choose 2 from 6, and divide by the different outcomes, hence:
Please explain the 6 choose 2
The solution I was given is
It gives the same value as your solution, but I was hoping that you could offer some reasoning behind it?
The 6 choose 2 represents the number of ways to choose the two pairs from the 6 different values of a die.
Originally Posted by downthesun01 The solution I was given is
It gives the same value as your solution, but I was hoping that you could offer some reasoning behind it? Do you understand that there is no one correct way of doing this?
I would have done as
Now I can explain reasoning. The six choose 2 is the number of ways to have two pair.
The four is the number of ways to have the odd number out.
The numbers of ways to arrange is .
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