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**banditman** Hi,

My very first post so please be gentle lol

Im programming a simple slot machine that has 5 reels and a has 1 "star" on each.

What i want to know is if the Star can be on, above or below the pay line what is the probabilty of getting ANY 3 stars , Any 4 and any 5 etc

As for working out the 5 im thinking its a simple as 3 positions on each reel divide by 24 on each =

3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 243

24 24 24 24 24 = 7962624

32768 / 243 = 1 in 32768 ??

but how do i work out the chances of getting ANY 3 or ANY 4 and not just say the first 3 ?

i did work out 3 as 1 in 512 but i think it must be different to that as you have 5 chances ( reels ) to get ANY 3 etc

Hope this makes sence to someone