Compare probability of getting at least one "6" in four rolls of a single 6-sided die with the
probability of at least one double-six in 24 throws of two dice,
Will the preference change if the two dice are thrown 25 times instead of 24 ?
Traced to: The French nobleman and gambler Chevalier de Méré.
(In reply to solution
1-(35/36)^24 = .4914, rather than .4192, but the gist of the solution is not affected, it's just not that drastic a change when going to 25 rolls.
Posted by Charlie
on 2016-06-16 09:47:20