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Itchy and Scratchy

Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#11628
Fun:*** (2.45)
Difficulty:*** (2.52)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:jimbo*au******
Corrected By:Jimbo

 

 

 



Itchy and Scratchy are playing Backgammon, which requires two identical dice to be rolled on each turn. Scratchy rolls the dice but just as they come to a halt on the board he covers them up with his hands.
"You can't look," screams Scratchy.
"Too late," yells Itchy. "I saw one of them and it was six! Show me the other one." Scratchy at first declines the offer but Itchy applies a gratuitous amount of violence with a chainsaw resulting in the amputation of both of Scratchy's arms, revealing the dice. If the first die revealed is a six, what is the probability that the second die is also a six?





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