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Unfair Dice

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Dice represent an intriguing example of the interplay between randomness, chance, and physical law. The simplest mathematical model of a standard die is based on the assumption that the die is a perfect cube. A cube has six faces, and each face has an equal probability of coming up--one in six (1/6). A store-bought die, however, isn't really a perfect cube...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Probability, Physics

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