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Old 10-06-2016, 12:24 PM
DrDeth DrDeth is offline
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Originally Posted by markn+ View Post
This problem is going to produce endless fruitless debate, because, like the boy-girl problem, the specified conditions are ambiguous. The details of the randomization procedure that produced the roll with at least one 6 have not been specified, so there are at least two possible answers, depending on how the roll was produced. I would plead with everyone who is about to reply here with the answer that seems "obvious" to them to read Wikipedia's article on the boy-girl problem first, to save a lot of pointless argumentation.
Yes and here is the relevant quote from Martin Gardner "Gardner argued that a "failure to specify the randomizing procedure" could lead readers to interpret the question in two distinct ways:..."

(spoken in the voice of the Captain) What we got here is failure to specify the randomizing procedure.

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