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Probability with dice

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To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Feb 27, 2008 at 15:59:42
Subject: Probability with dice

Students always ask --- when examining the sample space for rolling two identical dice, why aren't the doubles repeated? Example -- (2,3) is different from (3,2) so they are both listed; but (6,6) is only listed once. I often say you cannot reverse them because you can't tell (6,6) from (6,6). Do you have another way of saying this??

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