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 Figuring a wonky die (Posted on 2006-04-24)
I have an unfair six sided die with the following known characteristics:

1) The expected value is the same as for a fair die;
2) The probability of rolling either 1 or 2 or 5 is the same as the probability of rolling either 4 or 6;
3) The probability of rolling either a 2 or 3 is 1/2;
4) If the die is rolled twice in a row, the probability of getting 6 both times is the same as getting a 2 and then a 5;
5) The probability of rolling a 4 is ten times that of rolling a 1;
6) The probability of rolling a 6 is twice that of rolling a 5.

What is the probability of each side? This can and should be solved by hand.

 See The Solution Submitted by Jer Rating: 3.0000 (2 votes)

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Side  Probability
-----------------
1     0.025
2     0.300
3     0.200
4     0.250
5     0.075
6     0.150
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1.000

The expected value is 3.5 (same as a normal die).

 Posted by tomarken on 2006-04-24 13:25:22

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