A fair 6-sided die is rolled. If I roll , n then I win n^2 dollars. What is the expected value of my win? Express your answer as a dollar value rounded to the nearest cent.

The expected value of rolling one 6-sided die is: (1+2+3+4+5+6) / 6 =3.5

Your dollar winnings should be: 3.5^2 =$12.25

Is this a brain-dead moment or your standard fare?

Solution:

\(\text {Expected Value } = (1/6)*(1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + 4^2 + 5^2 + 6^2) = \$15.17\)

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15.17.

Many math text books give answers to selected odd number questions.

Are you imitating your text book?

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