# All 6 point numbers before a 7?

August 3rd, 2011 at 9:11:25 AM permalink | |

steve2929 Member since: Aug 3, 2011 Threads: 1 Posts: 5 | What are the odds of throwing all 6 point numbers before a 7? I can't find a proof, I get a different result depending on what sequence the numbers are rolled. need help |

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:19:28 AM permalink | |

DJTeddyBear Member since: Nov 2, 2009 Threads: 145 Posts: 8460 | More info is needed. Do you mean before ANY 7, or just before a 7-out? Is it OK to hit numbers repeatedly? Is it OK to hit 2, 3, 11, 12? Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown.
But how much does it cost to knock on wood? |

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:34:35 AM permalink | |

WizardAdministratorMember since: Oct 14, 2009 Threads: 688 Posts: 12332 | He probably means winning the Fire Bet, which has been discussed before. I indicate the answer in my blackjack appendix 4. It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet. |

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:51:20 AM permalink | |

steve2929 Member since: Aug 3, 2011 Threads: 1 Posts: 5 | yes, any 7. its a prop bet. 2,3,11,12 and repeats are stand offs. |

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:53:38 AM permalink | |

Alan Member since: Jun 14, 2011 Threads: 17 Posts: 582 |
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August 3rd, 2011 at 11:25:30 AM permalink | |

DJTeddyBear Member since: Nov 2, 2009 Threads: 145 Posts: 8460 | I'm sure I'm over-simplifying it, but I kinda think the answer is: ( ( 3/36 ) * ( 4/36 ) * ( 5/36 ) * ( 5/36 ) * ( 4/36 ) * ( 3/36 ) ) / ( 6/36 ) = 0.0000099229 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown.
But how much does it cost to knock on wood? |

August 3rd, 2011 at 11:32:16 AM permalink | |

boymimbo Member since: Nov 12, 2009 Threads: 15 Posts: 4499 | Assuming that the first roll includes a non-come out roll? My brute force method gets 0.062168. Is there a mathematical way that's easier. Any one point number before a 7 is 24/30 = .8 Any two different point numbers before a 7 is .614017 Any three different point numbers before a 7 is .443960 Any four different point numbers before a 7 is .292429 Any five different point numbers before a 7 is .163184 -----
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August 3rd, 2011 at 1:16:46 PM permalink | |

jc2286 Member since: Apr 15, 2011 Threads: 2 Posts: 145 | The odds of hitting X before 7: 4 - 1/3 5 - 2/5 6 - 5/11 8 - 5/11 9 - 2/5 10 - 1/3 The odds of hitting them all before a 7 would be the product of those probabilities = 0.3673% |

August 3rd, 2011 at 2:33:54 PM permalink | |

boymimbo Member since: Nov 12, 2009 Threads: 15 Posts: 4499 | I kind of thought of that approach but don't agree with it. The odds of throwing a 7 is always 1/6. The odds of throwing n before 7 is expressed as n/(n+6) where n is the number of dice probabilties. If you think about a pyramid (D4), what is the probability of hitting a 1, 2, and 3 before a 4? The odds of hitting x before 4 is: 1: 1/2 2: 1/2 3: 1/2 Is the odds therefore of hitting 1, 2 and 3 before a 4: 1/8. No. The experiment starts when a 1, 2, 3 is rolled. What are the odds, that a different one of the 3 numbers is thrown before a 4. Well it's 2/3rds as there are only three other possibilities as the original number thrown is discarded. So the odds of 1-2, 1-3, or 2-3 are 1/3 x 2/3 + 1/3 x 2/3 + 1/3 x 2/3 = 6/9 What are the odds then of getting the 3rd digit before the 4? Well it's 1 half as there is one way of getting the 3rd number and 1 way of getting the 4. 6/9 x 1/2 = 6/18 = 1/3. So, the odds of hitting the 1,2, and 3 before the 4 is 1/3, not 1/8th. -----
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August 3rd, 2011 at 3:08:23 PM permalink | |

steve2929 Member since: Aug 3, 2011 Threads: 1 Posts: 5 | If the point numbers appear in this order 4,5,6,8,9,10 I get this answer: 24/30 (6 stand offs,6 losses, 24 wins) x 21/27 (9 stand offs,6 losses, 21 wins) x 17/23 (13 stand offs,6 losses, 17 wins) x 12/18 (18 stand offs, 6 losses, 12 wins) x 7/13 (23 stand offs, 6 losses, 7 wins) x 3/9 (27 stand offs, 6 losses, 3 wins) = 1/18.171519 or 17.17 to 1 But if the order is 6,8,5,9,4,10 the answer becomes: 24/30 x 19/25 x 14/20 x 10/16 x 6/12 x 3/9 =1/22.556391 or 21.57 to 1 Am I missing something or is it just a matter of taking the average of all the combinations? |