My friends and I wanted to play Monopoly, but the dice were missing from the game.
Searching our pockets, we had 4 coins between us, all different: 10c, 50c, $1, and $2.
How can we best emulate a pair of dice with these coins, assuming that they are fair?
There are 16 possible combinations of the coins. Before the game, agree to designate 4 specific combinations as "not allowed". If you "roll" that combination, you ignore it and roll again instead. This leaves 12 equally likely combinations. Sort of cheating, I admit, but it works with in the bounds of how the question is posed.
Posted by Kenny M
on 2018-10-04 07:56:54