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MATHS WEEK: Try our game of chance

Can you figure this out?

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MATHS WEEK IS well underway, with the country celebrating all the great things about algebra, trigonometry, probability and calculus.

Each morning, we’ve been setting you a puzzle to test your mathematical mettle. It’s all part of the drive to improve Ireland’s numeracy skills – and remember, it’s never too late.

(If numbers absolutely terrify you, take a trip to the website where you’ll find more information and help).

Let’s get to Wednesday’s puzzle: 

1. What are the chances of getting a six with one throw of a die?

2. What are the chances of getting a double six in one throw of two dice?

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3. You and a friend are playing a game with two dice. Your friend throws the dice and covers them before you can see them. She then reveals one die to be a six. What’s the probability that the other one is also a six?

Check back tomorrow, same time of 11.15am, for the answers and for Thursday’s puzzle. 

Click here for the answers to Tuesday’s puzzle.

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