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Q: How do you figure out the probability of 2 separate events For instance what is the probability of flipping a coin to heads and rolling a 5 on a dice?

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This probability is (1/6)6.

The probability of rolling a 3 is 1/6.

The probability of rolling a 2 is 1 in 6. The probability of rolling an even number is 3 in 6. The probability of doing both, on two rolls, is 3 in 36, or 1 in 12.

Start with examples like flipping a coin, rolling a die or spinning a dreidel. Then explain in terms they understand. That depends very much on the age of the child.

a 2 out of 6 probability

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probability of rolling a 3 = 1/6 probability of flipping a head = 1/2 therefore, overall = 1/12

The probability of rolling a 2 on a die before flipping a heads on a coin is 1 in 12. The probability of rolling a 2 is 1 in 6. The probability of flipping heads is 1 in 2. Since these are sequentially unrelated events, you simply multiply the probabilities together.

The probability of flipping a quarter and getting heads is 1 in 2. the probability of rolling a die and getting 6 is 1 in 6.

The probability of flipping tails on a perfect coin in a perfect toss is 0.5. The probability of rolling 1 on a die is 1 in 6. Likewise, the probability of rolling 6 on a die is 1 in 6. So the probability of rolling either 1 or 6 is 2 in 6 (which is 1 in 3).

1 in 2.

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These would be independent events; therefore, we can multiply the probabilities of each of the two events. Probability of flipping a head: 1/2 Probability of rolling an odd number with a single die: 1/6 Required probability : 1/2 x 1/6 = 1/12

a three on a dice is 1/6 and aheads on a coin is 50%

It is 0.25

The probability of 3 specific dice rolls is the probability that each one will happen multiplied together. For instance, the probability of rolling 2 then 6 then 4 is the probability of all of these multiplied together: The probability of rolling 2 is 1/6. The probability of rolling 6 is 1/6. The probability of rolling 4 is 1/6. Multiply these together and we get the total probability as 1/216

Complementary events are events that are the complete opposite. The compliment of event A is everything that is not event A. For example, the complementary event of flipping heads on a coin would be flipping tails. The complementary event of rolling a 1 or a 2 on a six-sided die would be rolling a 3, 4, 5, or 6. (The probability of A compliment is equal to 1 minus the probability of A.)

Multiply together the probability that each event would have of occurring by itself. For example, the probability of rolling a "3" on a single die is 1/6 ,because there are 6 different possibilities. And the probability of flipping a "heads" on a coin is 1/2 , because there are two possibilities. Then the probability of rolling a "3" AND flipping a "heads" is ; 1/6 x 1/2 = 1/12 .

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