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## #1 2012-12-18 02:03:33

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### 3 Dice probability

6 Dice are thrown simultaneously. Then the probability that exactly 3 of them show the same face and remaining 3 shows different face, is

## #2 2012-12-18 02:10:20

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Different face from the 3 or different from each other too?

Is this okay 4,4,4 and 5,5, 2 or must it be like this 6,6,6, and 1,3, 5?

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## #3 2012-12-18 02:19:02

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

like this 6,6,6, and 1,3, 5

## #4 2012-12-18 03:27:01

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi;

I am getting 25 / 162 as the answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #5 2012-12-18 04:46:15

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Yes bobbym you are Right.

would you like to explain it to me

Thanks

## #6 2012-12-18 11:06:09

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi jacks;

Standard yahtzee problem ( modified for 6 die ). That is the method I used.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #7 2012-12-18 23:13:37

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

What is the theory of gf's?

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## #8 2012-12-18 23:17:10

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi Agnishom;

Generating functions are really a shortcut way to do all types of counting problems. They turn combinatorics and probability problems into computational ones.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #9 2012-12-20 04:23:58

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Thanks bobbym.

bobbym would you like to give me an idea about generating function

## #10 2012-12-20 06:00:17

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi jacks;

How many ways can you select 3 balls from a pile or 4 red balls, another pile of 3 yellow balls and a pile of 2 blue balls.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #11 2012-12-20 06:10:24

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Hi bobbym

You have some unmatched parenthesis in there...

That's LaTeX, not Lisp.

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## #12 2012-12-20 06:12:38

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi;

Thanks, I have repaired the typo.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.