relaxmax
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December 28th, 2015 at 7:48:22 AM permalink
Hi All,

I am wondering which will come up more rolling a pair of dice: ODD or EVEN?

Thank you for your time.
Wizard
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December 28th, 2015 at 7:55:27 AM permalink
50% chance for each.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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December 28th, 2015 at 7:57:59 AM permalink
Quote: relaxmax

Hi All,

I am wondering which will come up more rolling a pair of dice: ODD or EVEN?

Thank you for your time.



No way to tell without actually doing it. The odds favor neither.... with each roll of two dice there is a 50% chance of it resulting in an odd total, and a 50% chance of it resulting in an even total.
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December 28th, 2015 at 7:58:55 AM permalink
Thanks for writing Wizard, Happy New Year 2016 !
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December 28th, 2015 at 9:52:19 AM permalink
A potential new side bet? The boxmen at Caesars would handle it... if there were boxmen at Caesars.
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December 28th, 2015 at 10:10:27 AM permalink
Aren't there six ways for an even result and five ways for an odd result?
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December 28th, 2015 at 10:13:07 AM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Aren't there six ways for an even result and five ways for an odd result?



18 of each.

2 - 1
12 - 1
4 -3
10 - 3
6 - 5
8 - 5

3 - 2
11 - 2
5 - 4
9 - 4
7 - 6
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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December 28th, 2015 at 10:18:29 AM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Aren't there six ways for an even result and five ways for an odd result?



It's 1 in 6.
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December 28th, 2015 at 11:29:31 AM permalink
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It's 1 in 6.

Is at least one of the dice a two? :)
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RS
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December 28th, 2015 at 1:05:42 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Is at least one of the dice a two? :)



If one is definitely a two, then it's 100% even. Always.


But the question is worded poorly and the answer depends on your interpretation, something the mathletes struggle at.

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