MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# On your next turn in the game, you are 8 spaces away from climbing a ladder, which will allow you to pass both Alex and Jeff. What is the probability of landing on the ladder if you roll 2 number cubes?

Accepted Solution

A:

If you roll two dice, there is a total of 36 different outcomes.

Of those, these have a sum of 8:

2, 6

3, 5

4, 4

5, 3

6, 2

That is 5 outcomes of a sum of 8.

p(sum of 8) = 5/36

Of those, these have a sum of 8:

2, 6

3, 5

4, 4

5, 3

6, 2

That is 5 outcomes of a sum of 8.

p(sum of 8) = 5/36