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Twelve fair dice are rolled. What is the probability that the product

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Prime numbers 2,3,5
For a product to be prime one of the die should have prime number and all other should have 1

Prob ability of getting prime number =3/6=1/2
Prob ability of getting 1 =(1/6)^11
Number of ways these can occur =12C1=12

So , the product of the numbers on the top faces is prime= 1/2*(1/6)^11*12=(1/6)^10

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Twelve fair dice are rolled. What is the probability that the product of the numbers on the top faces is prime?


(A) \((\frac{1}{12})^{12}\)

(B) \((\frac{1}{6})^{12}\)

(C) \(2(\frac{1}{12})^{11}\)

(D) \(\frac{5}{2}(\frac{1}{6})^{11}\)

(E) \((\frac{1}{6})^{10}\)


so as to get product as prime 11 of 12 dice have to be 1 and the other can be either of 2,3,5
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P = 2,3,5; 3/6 = 1/2
P 1= (1/6)^11
and 12 times its rolled so = 1/2 * (1/6)^11 * 12 = (1/6)^10
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