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## #1 2012-12-17 03:03:33

jacks
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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

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## #2 2012-12-17 03:10:20

bobbym
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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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Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2012-12-17 03:19:02

jacks
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### Re: 3 Dice probability

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

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## #4 2012-12-17 04:27:01

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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2012-12-17 05:46:15

jacks
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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Yes bobbym you are Right.

would you like to explain it to me

Thanks

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## #6 2012-12-17 12:06:09

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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2012-12-18 00:13:37

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### Re: 3 Dice probability

What is the theory of gf's?

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## #8 2012-12-18 00:17:10

bobbym
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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #9 2012-12-19 05:23:58

jacks
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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Thanks bobbym.

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

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## #10 2012-12-19 07:00:17

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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #11 2012-12-19 07:10:24

anonimnystefy
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### Re: 3 Dice probability

Hi bobbym

You have some unmatched parenthesis in there...

That's LaTeX, not Lisp.

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## #12 2012-12-19 07:12:38

bobbym
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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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