Two Dices Are Thrown Simultaneously. the Probability of Obtaining a Total Score of 8 is - Mathematics

MCQ

Two dices are thrown simultaneously. The probability of obtaining a total score of 8 is

• 5/36

• 1/6

• 1/9

• 7/36

Solution

5/36

Explanation:
n(s) = 6 x 6 = 36
E = event of getting total score of 8
= {(2, 6) (6, 2) (3, 5) (5, 3) (4, 4)}
⇒ n(E) = 5
∴Required probability, p(E) = (n(E))/(n(S))=5/36

Concept: Probability (Entrance Exam)
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