Two 6 sided dice are rolled. What is the probability that the sum of the two numbers on the dice...

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Two 6 sided dice are rolled. What is the probability that the sum of the two numbers on the dice will be 4?

Probability of Joint Events

When rolling two six-sided dice there are 36 possible results. Each of the two die has 6 possible outcomes which can be paired with each of the 6 possible outcomes of the other die. To compute the odds of a particular outcome where the two numbers on the dice are added together, you must determine how many of the 36 possible outcomes result in the desired outcome.

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The probability is approximately 8.33%.

When rolling two dice, there are three ways in which you can make a 4 when the numbers are added together....

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Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

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