Dice and Probability

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Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to… * Compute experimental and theoretical probabilities using basic laws of probability.

Scoring/Grading Rubric: * Part 1: 5 points * Part 2: 5 points * Part 3: 22 points (2 per sum of 2-12) * Part 4: 5 points * Part 5: 5 points * Part 6: 38 points (4 per sum of 4-12, 2 per sum of 3) * Part 7: 10 points * Part 8: 10 points


While it is fairly simple to understand the outcomes of a single die roll, the outcomes when rolling two dice are a little more complicated. The goal of this lab is to get a better understanding of these outcomes and the probabilities that go with them. We will examine and …show more content…

(10 pts) How do your experimental probabilities compare to the theoretical probabilities of rolling different sums on a pair of dice? Did you have the same probabilities? Was your data relatively close?

They had different probabilities, however they were relatively close to each other.

8. (10 pts) How do you think the experimental probabilities would compare to the theoretical probabilities if we rolled the pair of dice 500 times? 1,000 times? 1,000,000 times?
I believe they would become closer and closer to the theoretical probabilities as we rolled more

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