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#1
11-21-2004, 02:38 PM
 peekozi Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 0
10,000 Dice Game

With 6 dice, what are the odds of rolling 2-sets of 3 in one roll? What are the odds of doing it twice in a row?!?! It happened to my wife 2 days ago!!!

My guess is: 281,474,976,710,656:1

Am i even close?
#2
11-21-2004, 03:22 PM
 kyro Senior Member Join Date: May 2004 Location: Rochester, NH Posts: 400
Re: 10,000 Dice Game

what are the odds of rolling a (2,4,6,5,5,1)
#3
11-21-2004, 05:33 PM
 gaming_mouse Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: my hero is sfer Posts: 2,480
Re: 10,000 Dice Game

You are way, way off.

nCr(6,2)*nCr(6,3)
----------------
6^6

15*20
------ = .0064, about 6 in 1000
46656

EDIT: Keep in mind that the chance of rolling all sixes is only 1 in 46,656 -- which should be obvious.

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