Six 6-sided dice are rolled. What is the probability that exactly two of the dice show a 1 and exactly three of the dice show a 2? Express your answer as a common fraction.

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Six 6-sided dice are rolled. What is the probability that exactly two of the dice show a 1 and exactly three of the dice show a 2? Express your answer as a common fraction.

1,1,2,2,2,* any order

5C2*6 = 60

Edit: I forgot to take into account that the extra number can be 3,4,5,6 so I have to myultiply 60 by 4 to get 240.

60/6^6 *4= 10*4/6^5 = 10*4/7776 = 5*4/3888 = 5/972

That is what I get.

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I will try and explain how I got 240 permutations

It is easier to think of all the diec being different colours. So, for instance, a red 2 is different from a green 2.

The numbers that you need are 1,1,2,2,2,* where star can be 3,4,5, or 6

First how many ways can I order 1,1,2,2,2.

There are 5 positions, how many ways are there that I can choose 2 of them?

That would be 5C2 = 10 ways.

Now I need to choose a number for the wild card. There are 4 to choose from.

Now Now I need to choose a position for the wild number. There are 6 to choose from.

so there are 10*4*6 = 240 favourable permutations.

And the sample space is 6^6 = 46656

So the prob is 240/46656 = 5/972

Melody Feb 6, 2022