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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
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like this 6,6,6, and 1,3, 5

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am getting 25 / 162 as the answer.

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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
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Yes bobbym you are Right.

would you like to explain it to me

Thanks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi jacks;

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

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What is the theory of gf's?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
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Thanks bobbym.

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

You have some unmatched parenthesis in there...

That's LaTeX, not Lisp.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Thanks, I have repaired the typo.

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