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June 9th, 2022 at 7:41:48 AM permalink
Quote: TravisR

I like your fresh outlook and enthusiasm.

Is it possible to expand on this and account for times where a 2 might be rolled on one of the dice, but the number called out by the observer is the number on the other die?

Thank you for your kind words.

I'm not completely sure whether I understand your request correctly:
* Two dice are rolled until at least one die is a 2.
* You check one of the dice. If it is a 2, you call out the other die.
* If the first check is not a 2, you call out that ("first") die.

Here all outcomes are sure things (100% probability).

If the first check revreals a 2, you call out the other die.
* If you announce "no 2", you know for sure (100%) that the first check has been 2, because at least one 2 was rolled.
* If you announce "2", you know for sure (100%) that the first check has been 2, because you would never announce a 2 if there was a die having "no 2".

If the first check reveals "no 2", you call out that.
* You now know for sure (100%) that the "other" die is a 2, because at least one 2 was rolled.

I added the announcement of "the other die" in my simulation.

The results are:

* In 10 (out of 36) possibilities any die has a 2, but the called out has not.
* In 10 out of these 10 possibilities (100%) only one die is a 2, not both.

* In 1 (out of 36) possibilities both dice are 2, and a "2" has to be called out.
* This 1 possibility (100%) is the only possibility.

"When it comes to probability and statistics, intuition is a bad advisor. Don't speculate. Calculate." - a math textbook author (name not recalled)
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June 9th, 2022 at 7:45:14 AM permalink
Quote: TravisR

I guess it's accounted for if you just go by the "first" die every time...... it's funny how choosing the "first" die every time is actually the model that simulates calling out a random die... but it also makes perfect sense