# A dice is thrown 80 times. it lands on a six 12 times. What is the probability of throwing a six?

Question asked by: knowitall

The way probability works is:

The number of possible outcomes

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The number of total outcomes

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Therefore, probability of roling a 6, based on previous events is:

P = 12/80

Which rounds down to 3/20.

So the probability of roling a 6 from using previous events is 3/20ths!

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I feel the probability is 12/(6 to the power 80) coz
every time you throw a dice the sample space gets multiplied.
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By: slux91

By: slux91

*Date of comment: Thu, Mar 6th 2008*
Wrong, if you already throw the dice, the probability doesn't matter on past throwings. It will be 1/6.
If your anwswer were correct, people should use new dices everytime they want to play or chances could be 'adjusted'.
greetings,
bart.

By: bart

By: bart

*Date of comment: Fri, Mar 3rd 2006*
The probability of throwing a 6 after it lands 12 times in the previous throws is still 1/6, the same as it always is.

By: fitzyboy

By: fitzyboy

*Date of comment: Mon, Jan 2nd 2006***Ask a New Question**

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