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# If Three Dice Are Throw Simultaneously, Then the Probability of Getting a Score of 5 is (A) 5/216 (B) 1/6 (C) 1/36 (D) None of These - Mathematics

MCQ

If three dice are throw simultaneously, then the probability of getting a score of 5 is

#### Options

• 5/216

• 1/6

•  1/36

•  none of these

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#### Solution

1/36

When three dice are thrown together, the sample space S associated with the random experiment is given by
S = {(1, 1, 1), (1, 1, 2), (1, 1, 3) ...(6, 6, 5), (6, 6, 6)}
Clearly, total number of elementary events n(S) = 216

Let A be the event of getting a total score of 5.
Then A = { (1, 1, 3), (1, 3, 1), (3, 1, 1), (1, 2, 2), (2, 1, 2), (2, 2, 1)}
∴  Favourable number of elementary events = 6
i.e. n(A) = 6
Hence, required probability = $\frac{6}{216} = \frac{1}{36}$

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 33 Probability
Q 16 | Page 72
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