## Swindler's DiceProbability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.
A swindler once approached an honest man with a die. He handed him the die and told him about the bet. The die had six sides. If the man rolled a ONE, he wins, and gets back twice the amount of his bet. If not, the swindler would keep the bet.
"But...my chances are only one out of six," retorted the man. "True," grinned the swindler, "But I'll give you three tries to get a one." The man considered. Three tries, with each try having a 1/6 chance of winning. So his chances of winning are 1/2. Why not give it a try? Is the bet really fair? If not, what are the chances of the man winning? ## What Next?
Tweet
See another brain teaser just like this one...Or, just get a random brain teaser If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of which ones you have seen, and even make your own. Back to Top |

## Follow Braingle!