
Re: probability question about the dice game
Posted:
Feb 14, 2013 10:09 AM


David C. Ullrich writes:
> On 14 Feb 2013 15:50:27 +0200, Jussi Piitulainen wrote: > > >starwayinc@gmail.com writes: > > > >> two players Ann and Bob roll the dice. each rolls twice, Ann wins if > >> her higher score of the two rolls is higher than Bobs, other wise > >> Bob wins. please give the analyse about what is the probability that > >> Ann will win the game > >> > > > > Because > > > > >>> from itertools import product > > >>> die = {1,2,3,4,5,6} > > >>> dice = set(product(die, die, die, die)) > > >>> sum(int(max(a,b) > max(c,d)) for a,b,c,d in dice) > > 505 > > >>> sum(int(max(a,b) <= max(c,d)) for a,b,c,d in dice) > > 791 > > Cool. > > > I'd say her odds are 505 for and 791 against. I hope my gambling > > vocabulary is not too far off. > > The terminology would be "her odds of winning are 505 to 791".
Thanks, that looks familiar. I'm sure I've also seen "for" (or maybe "on") and "against" _somewhere_ in such expressions.

