
Re: probability question about the dice game
Posted:
Feb 14, 2013 9:53 AM


On 14 Feb 2013 15:50:27 +0200, Jussi Piitulainen <jpiitula@ling.helsinki.fi> 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".

