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Old 10-06-2016, 11:10 AM
chrisk chrisk is offline
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Originally Posted by x-ray vision View Post
Right, but as has been mentioned, how is it that a 6 being removed is decided?

We have:

1,6
2,6
3,6
4,6
5,6
6,6
6,5
6,4
6,3
6,2
6,1

Is on pair of dice randomly chosen to have a 6 removed?: 1 out of 11 pairs.

Or is one die out of ever die showing a 6 in the running to be chose?: 1 out of 12 dice.
I don't think this makes sense... those 22 dice, 11 pairs, represent a possibility space. They're not all on the table at the same time, as it were, and you can pick any of the 12 6's to remove. You have to remove a 6 from each pair in the possibility space--assuming you're looking for a 6 to remove.
From 10 of the pairs, you have no choice under that assumption
From the last pair, it doesn't really matter what choice you make.