SOLUTION: Two dice are rolled. Find the odds against a sum of 5.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Probability-and-statistics Question 266835: Two dice are rolled. Find the odds against a sum of 5. Answer by stanbon(57307)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Two dice are rolled. Find the odds against a sum of 5. ----- Ways to get sum of 5: 1/4,2/3,3/2,4/1-----4 ways ---- P(sum of 5) = 4/36 = 1/9 P(not sum of 5) = 8/9 ---- Odds against E = P(not E)/P(E) ----- Probability against sum of 5 = (8/9)/(1/9) = 8:1 ======================================================== Cheers, Stan H. ===================