Two dice are thrown. Write favourable outcomes for the following event.

R: Sum of the numbers on two dice is a prime number.

Also, check whether Events Q and R are mutually exclusive and exhaustive.

#### Solution

When two dice are thrown, all possible outcomes are

S = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (1, 4), (1, 5), (1, 6), (2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (2, 4), (2, 5), (2, 6), (3, 1), (3, 2), (3, 3), (3, 4), (3, 5), (3, 6), (4, 1), (4, 2), (4, 3), (4, 4), (4, 5), (4, 6), (5, 1), (5, 2), (5, 3), (5, 4), (5, 5), (5, 6), (6, 1), (6, 2), (6, 3), (6, 4), (6, 5), (6, 6)}

∴ n(S) = 36

Let R: Sum of the numbers on two is a prime number.

∴ R = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 4), (1, 6), (2, 1), (2, 3), (2, 5), (3, 2), (3, 4), (4, 1), (4, 3), (5, 2), (5, 6), (6, 1), (6, 5)}

∴ n(R) = 15

Q ∩ R = {(1, 6), (2, 5), (3, 4), (4, 3), (5, 2), (6, 1)}

Q ∩ R ≠ ∅

Also, Q ∪ R = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 4), (1, 6), (2, 1), (2, 3), (2, 5), (3, 2), (3, 4), (4, 1), (4, 3), (5, 2), (5, 6), (6, 1), (6, 5)} ≠ S

∴ Q and R are neither mutually exclusive nor exhaustive events.