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    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?
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    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.
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    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: where here n = 6, p = 1/2 and k = 0 to n.
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