# Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown.

• Aug 13th 2011, 01:47 PM
decoy808
Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown.
ok the question in the text book goes as

"Determine the probability that the total score
is 8 when two like dice are thrown."

im thinkin the only way to thrown total of 8

2,6
3,5
4,4

can someone help me from here?
• Aug 13th 2011, 01:53 PM
Plato
Re: Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown
Quote:

Originally Posted by decoy808
"Determine the probability that the total score
is 8 when two like dice are thrown."

When two dice are thrown there are 36 possible pairs.
Of those there are five pairs that add up to 8.
• Aug 13th 2011, 01:56 PM
anonimnystefy
Re: Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown
the probability depends on if the order the dice are thrown is important or not.
• Aug 13th 2011, 02:01 PM
Plato
Re: Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown
Quote:

Originally Posted by anonimnystefy
the probability depends on if the order the dice are thrown is important or not.

Sorry, but that is incorrect. Outcomes are ordered pairs.