• Feb 26th 2008, 04:44 PM
ok im doing probability and i was absent so i have no notes and my teacher explains stuff way bad.

the question is

''a die is rolled whats the probability?''

p(odd)

and on another problem it asks me to draw a chart for when two dice are rolled and probabilitys.

what kind of chart?

the questions are

P(both odd)
P(both prime)
P(sum of 7)
• Feb 26th 2008, 05:15 PM
=s
help plz
• Feb 26th 2008, 07:37 PM
Soroban

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A die is rolled. What's the probability that the number is odd?

With one die, there are six outcomes: .$\displaystyle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6$

Three of them $\displaystyle \{1,3,5\}$ are odd.

Therefore: .$\displaystyle P(\text{odd}) \:=\:\frac{3}{6}\:=\:\frac{1}{2}$

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Draw a chart for when two dice are rolled.
. . $\displaystyle \begin{array}{cccccc}(1,1)&(1,2)&(1,3)&(1,4)&(1,5) &(1,6)\\(2,1)&(2,2)&(2,3)&(2,4)&(2,5)&(2,6)\\(3,1) &(3,2)&(3,3)&(3,4)&(3,5)&(3,6)\\(4,1)&(4,2)&(4,3)& (4,4)&(4,5)&(4,6)\\(5,1)&(5,2)&(5,3)&(5,4)&(5,5)&( 5,6) \\(6,1)&(6,2)&(6,3)&(6,4)&(6,5)&(6,6)\end{array}$

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Find these probabilities:
P(both odd)
P(both prime)
P(sum of 7)

There are 36 possible outcomes.

Both odd
There are nine cases: .$\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}(1,1)&(1,3)&(1,5)\\(3,1)&(3,3)&( 3,5)\\(5,1)&(5,3)&(5,5)\end{array}$

$\displaystyle P(\text{both odd}) \:=\:\frac{9}{36} \:=\:\frac{1}{4}$

Both prime
There are nine cases: .$\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}(2,2)&(2,3)&(2,5)\\(3,2)&(3,3)&( 3,5)\\(5,2)&(5,3)&(5,5)\end{array}$

$\displaystyle P(\text{both prime}) \:=\:\frac{9}{36} \:=\:\frac{1}{4}$

Sum of 7

There are six cases: .$\displaystyle \begin{array}{cccccc}(1,6)&(2,5)&(3,4)&(4,3)&(5,2) &(6,1)\end{array}$

$\displaystyle P(\text{sum of 7}) \:=\:\frac{6}{36}\:=\:\frac{1}{6}$

• Feb 27th 2008, 12:44 AM
goodz
p(odd)

there is 6 possibilitys 3 are odd (1-3-5), 3 are even (2-4-6)

so it is 50% or 1/2