In a probability experiment that records the sum of the numbers on the upper faces of the dice after they become stationary, the outcome with the greatest probability is...

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- Oct 11th 2012, 12:07 PMgoldenrainprobability
In a probability experiment that records the sum of the numbers on the upper faces of the dice after they become stationary, the outcome with the greatest probability is...

- Oct 11th 2012, 12:27 PMebainesRe: probability
Depends how many dice are being tossed. For two dice the most common result is 7.

- Oct 11th 2012, 12:28 PMPlatoRe: probability
- Oct 11th 2012, 12:29 PMgoldenrainRe: probability
It does not say

- Oct 11th 2012, 12:36 PMebainesRe: probability
- Oct 11th 2012, 12:39 PMgoldenrainRe: probability
1. Six

2. Seven

3. Eight

4. None of the above.

would you put none of the above? - Oct 11th 2012, 12:47 PMPlatoRe: probability
That makes it a poor problem.

Have a look at this web page.

The coefficients tell us the number of way we can get the various sums when four dice are used. For example the term $\displaystyle 146x^{14}$ tells us there are 146 ways to throw a fourteen.

You can change the power 4 in $\displaystyle \left( {\sum\limits_{k = }^6 {x^k } } \right)^4 $ to find out the numbers for any number of dice. - Oct 11th 2012, 12:48 PMjsweston828Re: probability
so would you just say None of the above? or 7?

- Oct 11th 2012, 01:52 PMPlatoRe: probability