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January 18th, 2016, 06:28 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Sep 2012 Posts: 61 Thanks: 0  Confused by probability change
If a dice is rolled three times, and six is the desired number, after two fails, what are the chances that at the third roll a six would appear? Is it 1/6 or bigger since the first two times it wasn't a six?

January 18th, 2016, 06:58 AM  #2 
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Each dice roll is independent of the outcome of the previous roll(s), hence the probability of the third roll being a '6' is 1/6.


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