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# What is the probability of getting a sum of 6 when rolling two number cubes?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Rolling 2 dice together can produce total scores from 2 (a 1 and a 1) to 12 a (6 and a 6) but there not all equally probable. You would score 6 with 1 + 5 or 5 + 1 or 2 + 4 or 4 + 2 or 3 + 3.

Because there are 6 numbers on No. 1 dice and 6 numbers on No. 2 dice there are 6 x 6 = 36 ways of scoring.

From the above you can see that your 5 possibilities out of 36 means that the probability is 5/36 = 0.138888(recurring decimal) = 13.89% correct to 2 decimal places.

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