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Probability-dice being rolled

A pair of dice are rolled. Find the following:

a. The odds against "doubles" (the same number on both dice)
b. The probability of a sum greater than 2
c. The odds in favor of "7 or 11"
d. The probability of a sum that is even and less than 5

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Odds are just an alternative way of expressing the likelihood of an event such as catching the flu. Probability is the expected number of flu patients divided by the total number of patients. Odds would be the expected number of flu patients divided by the expected number of non-flu patients.
Odds= probability / (1-probability)

Total number of outcomes= 6 x 6 = 36
(Each dice can have 6 numbers and to each of these numbers the other dice can have 6 ...

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Answers to probability questions when a pair of dice are rolled.

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