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If a die is rolled twice, what is the probability of getting the number 3 both times?

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1/36

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No it isn't. It would only be 1/36 if there were 36 numbers on a die.
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this is right. because the die is rolled twice.
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1/6

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wrong sorry
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2 over 6

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No, it's 2 over 12, which is 1 over 6
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no its 1/36, im a math teacher.
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Can you explain why it's 1/36 to me please?
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Oh wait I understand what you're saying. The question asks "If one dice is rolled twice", not the chance of both dies being threes on one roll.
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1/36

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No it isn't. It would only be 1/36 if there were 36 numbers on a die.
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1/6 x 1/6

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2/12 because you add the number of sides (6) each time you roll (2) so the denominator(bottom) is now 12 and to get the numerator (top) 2. Each time you roll there is a 1/6 chance so in other words 1/6 plus 1/6 which is 2/12 sincerely a nerd

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you have to simplify don't forget that
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not sure if that's right but it sounds good. I do know you have to simplify though, so 2/12 = 1/6
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1 in six chance of being a three. two times. multiply the fractions 1/6x1/6. which is 1/36.

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Why not grab two dice and throw them 360 times... about 12 minutes. You should get double 3 about 10 times because the true chance is 1/36. You may get 8 or 9 or 11 or 12 but it will always average 1/36 the longer you go.

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because there are 6 options the probability one time is 1/6, so getting it both times is 1/36, im a 8th grade math teacher

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