Date: Feb 14, 2013 11:29 AM
Author: bacle
Subject: Re: probability question about the dice game
> 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

> in dice)

> 505

> >>> sum(int(max(a,b) <= max(c,d)) for a,b,c,d in

> in dice)

> 791

Good thing you're not in the U.S , or you'd get in trouble for writing die,die,die,die. At least don't

write something like 'you bastard' after the four dies.

>

> I'd say her odds are 505 for and 791 against. I hope

> my gambling

> vocabulary is not too far off.