
Re: probability question about the dice game
Posted:
Feb 14, 2013 8:50 AM


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
I'd say her odds are 505 for and 791 against. I hope my gambling vocabulary is not too far off.

