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# 2 players each throw one fair die. In order to win, player A

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2 players each throw one fair die. In order to win, player A [#permalink]  11 Nov 2004, 17:53
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2 players each throw one fair die. In order to win, player A has to have a score greater than that of player B. What is the probability of player A winning?
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[#permalink]  11 Nov 2004, 19:50
15/36 [1 min]

Total possible outcomes = 36
Same numbers (11, 22 etc) = 6
Difference = 36-6 = 30

In 50% of cases A will be greater then B. So, A will be greater then B in 15 outcomes.

Ans = 15/36
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[#permalink]  11 Nov 2004, 23:56
15/36 it it. Did it the long way, the above one is smarter though!
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[#permalink]  12 Nov 2004, 01:38
nice way to calculate buddy

15/36 should be the answer
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[#permalink]  12 Nov 2004, 08:48
Not sure I completely understand can someone please explain in itsy bitsy bits?
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[#permalink]  12 Nov 2004, 10:53
ninomoi wrote:
Not sure I completely understand can someone please explain in itsy bitsy bits?

Player will win if the combination of the numbers on the fair dice are as follows:
2,1; 3,1; 4,1;5,1; 6,1;
3,2; 4,2; 5,2; 6,2;
4,3; 5,3; 6,3;
5,4; 6,4;
6,5.

total numebr of outcomes= 6*6

favorable outcomes= 15.
hence , the probability of A winning= 15/36= 5/12.

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[#permalink]  12 Nov 2004, 12:41
OA is 15/36. Good job guys.
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[#permalink]  12 Nov 2004, 17:48
Thanks ruhi161084 a lot!
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