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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by anonimnystefy View Post
    the probability depends on if the order the dice are thrown is important or not.
    Sorry, but that is incorrect. Outcomes are ordered pairs.
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