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If Greg rolls four fair six-sided dice, what is the probability that he rolls an equal number of 1's and 6's?

 Oct 27, 2020
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Each die has 6 faces, and the odds of a 6 or 1 showing up are 1 in 6. So, there are several possible victory conditions:

1) One of the 4 die show a 1, and none show 6.

2) Two of the die show one and one or none show 6.

3) Three of the die show one, and 2 or less show 6.

All 4 dice show 6. There are 1296 possible combinations of dice that could be rolled.

 

The probabilities are as follows.

4 in 81 1 of the 4 dice shows a 1, and none show 6.

1 in 81 2 of the dice show one and one or none show 6.

5 in 1296 3 of the dice show one, and the 4th die result doesn't matter, as long as it isn't 1. 1 in 1269 - All 4 dice show 6.

 

So, there is a 43 in 648 chance of this occurring.

 

Best answer I could come up with. Had to do a little googling to confirm my answer and I found this explination. More clearer than what I came up with but same answer.

 Oct 27, 2020
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See the details of the correct answer here:  https://web2.0calc.com/questions/if-greg-rolls-four-fair-six-sided-dice-what-is-the

 Oct 27, 2020

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