if i throw N cubes, what is the probability that exactly 5 of the numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6 will appear ??

p.s

please add comment so i will understand the solution

thanks

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- June 23rd 2009, 05:19 AMtukilalaneeds help wi a probability question
if i throw N cubes, what is the probability that exactly 5 of the numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6 will appear ??

p.s

please add comment so i will understand the solution

thanks - June 24th 2009, 11:55 AMSoroban
Hello, tukilala!

Quote:

if I throw N cubes, what is the probability

that exactly 5 of the numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6 will appear?

What do you mean by "exactly five of the numbers"?

Do you mean, for example, that only 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 appear (and the 6 does not)?

Do you mean a "five of a kind" (a Yahtzee)?