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

1. ## 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?

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

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.

3. ## 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.

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

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.

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