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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- October 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...

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

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

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

2. Seven

3. Eight

4. None of the above.

would you put none of the above? - October 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 tells us there are 146 ways to throw a fourteen.

You can change the power 4 in to find out the numbers for any number of dice. - October 11th 2012, 12:48 PMjsweston828Re: probability
so would you just say None of the above? or 7?

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