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?

Re: Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown

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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.

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.

Re: Determine the probability that the total score is 8 when two like dice are thrown

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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.