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# Three Dice

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Roll three fair cubic dice and get the sum 5. What's the probability of it?

### Answer

The sum 5 has two combinations: 3+1+1 or 2+2+1. Each combination has 3 different possible orders, which total 6 different permutations.Three dice have a total of 6^3=216 outcomes, and so the probability is 6/216=1/36.

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