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Comparing two events (Posted on 2016-06-15) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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.

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re: solution Comment 3 of 3 |
(In reply to solution by Jer)

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

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