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    Drawing a tree diagram

    I understand the concept of how to do a tree diagram but when I went to do this one particular problem I was confused about how to draw it correctly. Here it is: Draw a tree diagram to display all the possible outcomes that can occur when you flip a coin and then toss a die. I can't seem to figure out how to get started. I'm sure once I know what the first two branches are than I might be able to figure out the rest. I would really appreciate any help that anyone would be willing to give. Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen48 View Post
    I understand the concept of how to do a tree diagram but when I went to do this one particular problem I was confused about how to draw it correctly. Here it is: Draw a tree diagram to display all the possible outcomes that can occur when you flip a coin and then toss a die. I can't seem to figure out how to get started. I'm sure once I know what the first two branches are than I might be able to figure out the rest. I would really appreciate any help that anyone would be willing to give. Thanks in advance.
    Sample space of flipping a coin is {H, T}, where as sample space of tossing a die {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

    Starting with the coin:

    H: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6

    T: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6
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    Thanks!

    Can you let me know if I have this figured out right?

    First two branches: Coin and dice
    Coin:
    Branch for H and T
    From the H branch a branch for H1, H2 etc.
    From the T branch a branch for T1, T2, etc.

    Dice:
    Branches for 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Branches for 1T, 1H etc.
    Branches for 2T, 2H etc.
    Branches for 3T, 3H etc.
    " " 4T, 4H, etc.
    " " 5T, 5H etc.
    " " 6T, 6H, etc.

    Is this right? I appreciate your reply and would love it if you could let me know if I'm on the right track here. Thanks again!
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    Yes, you are very much on the right track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop Suey View Post
    Yes, you are very much on the right track.
    Thank you very much!
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