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8.4 Expecting the Unexpected

8.4 Expecting the Unexpected
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  • Math Help

    In Example 1, note that the repeated multiplication of 1/6 is written in what is called exponential form. This is shorthand notation used by mathematicians to represent repeated multiplication.

    Use the Zee Dice game to help you answer the Checkpoint question.

  • Consumer Suggestion

    Yahtzee is currently owned and marketed by Hasbro, a company that produces many popular board games. Check out Hasbro's website where you can purchase games in their online store, and even play free virtual games.

  • Checkpoint Solution

    Sample answer:

    Using the Zee Dice game, I rolled a YAHTZEE on my 16th try. If you have a 1/22 chance of rolling a YAHTZEE on any roll, the average number of rolls it should take to roll a YAHTZEE is 22. So I rolled a YAHTZEE a little quicker than expected.

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    Jackie (moderator)5 years ago |
    The Triple Crown is a series of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. If a horse wins the first two races, it is still just as likely to win or lose the third race as it is an independent event.

    For more about the 2012 Triple Crown, visit the andYOU blog:

    http://www.andyou.com/blog/math-in-the-news/math-in-the-news-independent-events/
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