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Old 08-01-2005, 05:57 PM
TomCollins TomCollins is offline
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Default Yahtzee Question - Odds of Rolling a Yahtzee

Just want to confirm the correct answer. For those unfamiliar, you get 5 dice. You roll them. You can choose to keep each die or roll it again. Repeat one more time. If you get 5 of the same pips, you get a yahtzee.

Perfect strategy appears to be keep the one you have the most of, and roll the others. If you have 5 distinct dice, roll all again. (Don't think it matters if you roll all again or keep any one).

Also, before you do the math, give a guess on how hard it is to get a yahtzee. I'll guess its around 50-1.
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