2*5!*(4/6)*(3/6)*(2/6)*(1/6)/(6^5) = 0.000572 ??

If not, please advise what is correct.

There are 6^5 = 7776 ways to roll five dice.

[240] / 7776 = [.03086]

Assume that the 1st die is any number (be it a 1 - 6). The 2nd die must be different from the 1st die. That has a 5/6 shot. The third die must be different from the 1st two that has a 4/6 shot. Then you have 3/6 and 2/6.

So, that leaves 5/6*4/6*3/6*2/6, giving you a .092593. But of these, only a fraction are straights. You have 12346 12356 12456 13456 and 12345 and 23456. So, multiply by 1/3 to get .030864.

However, if this is the Harrah's promotion, the prize structure is as folllows:

Prizes:

Five of A Kind = $5,000

Four of A Kind = $1,000

Large Straight = $750

Full House = $500

Small Straight = $250

3 of a kind = $150

Two Pairs = $100

One Pair = $50

Less than one pair wins another roll until prize is earned

Quote:7outlineawayThere are 5!=125 ways to roll 12345, and 125 ways to roll 23456.

There are 6^5 = 7776 ways to roll five dice.

250 / 7776 = .03215

5! is 120.

Quote:boymimbo5! is 120.

Back to sixth grade for me. 240 / 7776 = .03086, as you calculated above.

Quote:boymimboThere are indeed 6^5 ways = 7776 ways to throw the dice. You are looking for combinations of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Assume that the 1st die is any number (be it a 1 - 6). The 2nd die must be different from the 1st die. That has a 5/6 shot. The third die must be different from the 1st two that has a 4/6 shot. Then you have 3/6 and 2/6.

So, that leaves 5/6*4/6*3/6*2/6, giving you a .092593. But of these, only a fraction are straights. You have 12346 12356 12456 13456 and 12345 and 23456. So, multiply by 1/3 to get .030864.

However, if this is the Harrah's promotion, the prize structure is as folllows:

Prizes:

Five of A Kind = $5,000

Four of A Kind = $1,000

Large Straight = $750

Full House = $500

Small Straight = $250

3 of a kind = $150

Two Pairs = $100

One Pair = $50

Less than one pair wins another roll until prize is earned

By golly, that's an advantage play if I ever saw one! Can they run out of dice?