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A's die has sides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. B's die has sides 1, 1, 1, 6, 6, and 6. Who is more likely to win?

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A and Bare each rolling a fair, six-sided die. They roll their dice simultaneously, individually keeping a sum until someone reaches 100; whomever reaches 100 first wins. (If they reach 100 on the same roll, it's a tie.)

A's die has sides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. B's die has sides 1, 1, 1, 6, 6, and 6. Who is more likely to win?

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posted Jul 22, 2017 by Salil Agrawal

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both are equally likely to win
In first case expected outcome /average is ((1+2+3+4+5+6)/6)=3.5
In second case expected outcome /average is ((1+1+1+6+6+6)/6)=3.5

answer Jul 23, 2017 by Kewal Panesar
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'A' is more likely to win
I haven't applied any in-depth mathematics, but here was my answer.

When either die is rolled twice, 7 is the most likely result. (Albeit, with differing probabilities for each die)

As a multiple of 7, both players are more likely to have 98 after 28 rolls than any of the surrounding values; However, Andrea has a 5/6 chance of reaching 100 from 98, but Raleigh only has a 3/6 chance.

With that, I concluded that 'A' was more likely to reach 100 first.

answer Sep 7, 2017 by Mogadala Ramana



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