Posted by Larry on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 6:09pm.
Independent Events
Two dice are rolled. What is te probability of each event?
1. The numbers total 9.
2. The numbers total 2.
3. Both dice display the same number.
4. The sum of the numbers is not 8.
Please help, I don't get this.

Math  economyst, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 9:01am
With two (fair) dice, there are 6*6=36 possible rolls. (11, 12, 13, ... 66) (hint: you could easily write all possible outcomes on a piece of paper)
So, to get 9, one could have a 63, 36, 45, or 54. So, the probability is 4/36 = .11111.
Take it from here