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?
The number of possible dice throws: 6 for a single dice or 36 for a pair, contains a factor of 3.
The sample space for any number of coin tosses can only yield powers of 2.
One way to limit the sample space is to toss out some results and reflip, as others have noted.
Posted by Jer
on 2018-10-04 14:30:06