Flashbert Probability

• July 11th 2006, 04:58 PM
Quick
Flashbert Probability
The game Flashbert creates an interesting problem.

The probability of a marble landing on the left bottom corner is simple $\frac{1}{2^6}$

what I can't figure out is the probability of a marble landing in the center tile of the bottom row... any thoughts on how to solve it?
• July 11th 2006, 05:57 PM
Quick
Actually...
I ended up solving it by using a triangle and writing out the probability of each tile (look in attachments) however, I would like to know of a formula or something to figure this out.
• July 11th 2006, 08:31 PM
JakeD
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quick
I ended up solving it by using a triangle and writing out the probability of each tile (look in attachments) however, I would like to know of a formula or something to figure this out.

The formula is for the binomial distribution: http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/9/c...f27d86e8bd.png where here n = 6, p = 1/2 and k = 0 to n.