anonymous
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What are the odds against getting a sum of 5 when rolling a pair of dice?
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anonymous
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draw out all the possible case, use complemenaty even
anonymous
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event
anonymous
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draw up a table , 6 x 6 and list 1,2,3,4,5,6 on the rows and columns of the table

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anonymous
  • anonymous
6 in 36
anonymous
  • anonymous
then find all the possible sums
anonymous
  • anonymous
okk.. 6?
anonymous
  • anonymous
wrong
anonymous
  • anonymous
fairly sure its 4/36
anonymous
  • anonymous
if you draw up a table
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok! because it cant be 5 by itself, so that eliminates 2 options, so it is 4.
anonymous
  • anonymous
1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1. 4 sorry, there are no zeros
anonymous
  • anonymous
draw up a table :|
anonymous
  • anonymous
i did
anonymous
  • anonymous
chances of sum of 5 is 4/36 = 1/9 therefore chances of not getting a sum of 5 is 8/9 the complementary event
anonymous
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thank you!

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