two dice are rolled find the probability of getting a 5 on either dice or the sum of both dice is 5
math - PsyDAG, Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 11:08am
However, the probability of getting 5 (or any other number 1-6) on a die is 1/6. The either-or probability is found by adding the probability of individual events.
The sum of both dice = 5 can be obtained by
2, 3 or
The probability of getting any one of these pairings is 1/36. Again, the either-or probability is found by adding the probability of individual events.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
math - navin, Friday, February 17, 2012 at 3:52am