11 Oct '11 11:12

In a game the goal is to throw a six-sided die until you meet or exceed a given figure. If you meet it exactly, you win; if you go over, you lose. You can pick any number you want as long as it's reachable by two or more rolls, and not reachable with one, say, 50, and you might roll

1,4,4,4,1,2,3,6,3,6,5,6,1,5.. hold your breath as that makes 47.. and then toss a 4 and go one over and lose.

Questions -

* what are the chances of meeting some fairly big number exactly?

* for which number are the odds best?

* for which number are the odds worst?

1,4,4,4,1,2,3,6,3,6,5,6,1,5.. hold your breath as that makes 47.. and then toss a 4 and go one over and lose.

Questions -

* what are the chances of meeting some fairly big number exactly?

* for which number are the odds best?

* for which number are the odds worst?