The Multiplication Rules

• Feb 15th 2011, 11:41 AM
jickjoker
The Multiplication Rules

hi can anyone help

A die is rolled five times. What is the probability of getting 5 twos?
• Feb 15th 2011, 11:46 AM
Plato
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Originally Posted by jickjoker
A die is rolled five times. What is the probability of getting 5 twos?

Well the probability of getting two fives in two rolls is $\left(\dfrac{1}{6}\right)^2$.
• Feb 15th 2011, 11:52 AM
jickjoker
6*6*6*6*6=1 in 7776

the book im reading says the answer is 1 in 32 ?
probabilty demystified by bluman
• Feb 15th 2011, 11:55 AM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by jickjoker
A die is rolled five times. What is the probability of getting 5 twos?[/LEFT]

The answer to that question is $\left(\dfrac{1}{6}\right)^5$.
I don't care what the book says.
• Feb 15th 2011, 02:57 PM
Soroban
Hello, jickjoker!

Quote:

The book im reading says the answer is 1 in 32.

Maybe you're looking at the wrong answer?

If that is indeed the book's answer, throw away that book!

Their answer is for a different problem.

. . $\boxed{\begin{array}{c}\text{A coin is tossed 5 times.} \\
\text{What is the probability of getting 5 Heads?} \end{array}}$