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Dicey dice

Posted by Chris on February 1, 2014 – 10:58 pm

You have three strangely numbered dice A: 3,3,5,5,7,7 B: 2,2,4,4,9,9 and C: 1,1,6,6,8,8

You are invited to gamble using any one of them. The winner is the one who rolls the highest number.

Should you pick your die first, or should you ask the challenger to pick his die first?


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  1. 1. jan jansen Said:

    You should let the challenger pick first.
    If he picks B choose A.
    If he picks A choose C.
    If he picks C choose B.
    And you will always have 5/9 chance of winning the game.

  2. 2. jan jansen Said:

    This reminds me of no limit hold’em poker with AcKh, JsTs, 2h2d. Here you can let your opponent choose his hand first for a preflop all in and you can always choose the favorite.

  3. 3. DP Said:

    I made the mistake of reading Jan’s posts before thinking trough this one myself. It looks like there is nothing more I can say; she covered it all.

  4. 4. jan jansen Said:

    Lol Jan is a male Dutch name. And Jansen is the most common Dutch surname. Derived from son of Jan.

  5. 5. DP Said:

    I apologize. I am American (and so have no culture), and my name means nothing.

  6. 6. Chris Said:

    Nicely done Jan. I knew it was easy to do, but the result is so amazing that I wanted to advertise it.

  7. 7. jan jansen Said:

    No apology necessary. I have watched the office US and know it is a woman’s name in the USA. I would never claim you guys have no culture. One country has cloggs, weed and windmills and you guys have hotdogs, the nra and handegg.

  8. 8. DP Said:

    Haha, I guess that’s true. Although I prefer the ball to be on the ground like the rest of the world.

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