• Jan 4th 2007, 03:07 PM
star29867
Two friends are playing a board game. They want to determine who gets to go first. Explain how each situation can be made fair.

1.) They roll a number cube once.
2.) They both pick one number from a hat that contains the numbers 1 through 10.
3.) They flick a spinner once
• Jan 4th 2007, 05:29 PM
Soltras
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Originally Posted by star29867
Two friends are playing a board game. They want to determine who gets to go first. Explain how each situation can be made fair.

1.) They roll a number cube once.
2.) They both pick one number from a hat that contains the numbers 1 through 10.
3.) They flick a spinner once

Uh.
1) A person rolls. If it's even, he goes first. If it's odd, the other guy does.

2) Whoever picks the higher number goes first.

3) A person flicks the spinner. If it's, say, pointing more north than south, then he goes first. If it's pointing more south than north, then the other guy goes first. If it's exactly neither (then it's either pointing straight east or west), east goes to the spinner, west goes to the other guy.

Is that what you're looking for? :confused:
• Jan 4th 2007, 06:17 PM
OReilly
Quote:

Originally Posted by star29867
Two friends are playing a board game. They want to determine who gets to go first. Explain how each situation can be made fair.

1.) They roll a number cube once.
2.) They both pick one number from a hat that contains the numbers 1 through 10.
3.) They flick a spinner once

Do you want to know the chanses for both players for all situations?
• Jan 5th 2007, 10:02 AM
star29867
yeah
yeah for both