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What is the probability of rolling three fair dice and having all three dice show an odd number?

A. 5/8
B. 1/8
C. 1/36
D. 1/108
E. 1/216


Favourable Outcome = ( ie - 1, 3 , 5 )
Total Outcome = 6 ( ie, 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 )

Required Probability = \(\frac{3}{6} = \frac{1}{2}\)

Hence, the Probability of getting an odd number in 3 outcomes is \((\frac{1}{2})^3\) = \(\frac{1}{8}\)

Hence, Correct answer will be (B) \(\frac{1}{8}\)
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Hi All,

We're asked for the probability of rolling three fair 6-sided dice and having all three dice show an ODD number.

The six numbers on a die are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 - half of those numbers are odd and half are even.

The probability of rolling an ODD number on each die is 3/6 = 1/2
The probability of rolling ODD numbers on ALL 3 dice is (1/2)(1/2)(1/2) = 1/8

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