Results 1 to 5 of 5

Math Help - Probability Question

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    29

    Probability Question

    Question:

    A red and green die are rolled. What is the probability of getting a sum of six, given that the number on the red die is even?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    18,607
    Thanks
    1574
    Awards
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy View Post
    Question:A red and green die are rolled. What is the probability of getting a sum of six, given that the number on the red die is even?
    There are eighteen pairs in which the red die is even.
    How many of those pairs add to six?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    29
    I believe (2). The red die can be either a 2 or a 4 (even). So .. the green die can only be a 4 or a 2 to add to 6.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    18,607
    Thanks
    1574
    Awards
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy View Post
    I believe (2). The red die can be either a 2 or a 4 (even). So .. the green die can only be a 4 or a 2 to add to 6.
    Yes. That is correct!
    Don't stop, finish it off.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    29
    Thanks for the help Plato!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: February 10th 2013, 02:11 PM
  2. Probability question involving (A given B type question )
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 9th 2009, 09:08 AM
  3. New Probability question
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 15th 2009, 06:50 AM
  4. probability question
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 16th 2009, 06:36 AM
  5. A probability question and an Expectations question
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 29th 2006, 06:13 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum