## monroe17 3 years ago A pair of honest dice is rolled, and the number on each die is noted. How many different outcomes are there in the sample space?

1. ash2326

@monroe17 If I roll a die, how many possible outcomes are there?

2. monroe17

6?

3. monroe17

what does sample space mean?

4. ash2326

Yeah you're right, it's 6 Sample Space= all possible outcomes

5. apoorvk

Sample space refers to the list of all the possible outcomes of an experiment/event.

6. ash2326

So what do you think will be the no. of events if we roll two dices?

7. monroe17

oh gotcha! Thank you guys!

8. monroe17

12

9. apoorvk

For eg. when you roll a dice, you can get a 1,2,3,4,5 or a 6, which is the sample space. so, 6 possible outcomes, hence 6 is the outcomes in the sample space.

10. ash2326

If I get 1 on one dice, the second can have 6 possible outcomes, do you think that 12 is the no. of outcomes?

11. monroe17

Wait im confused.. whats the question?

12. apoorvk

Okay I think we blooped it. o.O i missed out the 'couple of' die. :/

13. ash2326

no. of outcomes when two dices are rolled (1, 1) , (1, 2)...... (1, 6) (2, 1) , (2, 2)...... (2, 6) . . . . (6,1 ) (6, 2)...........(6, 6)

14. monroe17

Yeah, I got that. so 36?

15. ash2326

Yeah:)

16. apoorvk

when you are rolling two dice, you can have, 1 on one dice, and 1,2,3,4,5,6 on the other. similarly two on the first's gace and 6 possibilities on the other, and so on.. so 6*6 = 36 You're righty-right!! :P

17. monroe17

So, I had it right the first time i just second guessed myself and changed it to 12 lol!

18. apoorvk

lol no worries, okay now ;)

19. monroe17

thank you!