# A dice is rolled, what is the probability of getting 1 and 6?

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A. 1/6

B. 2/36

C. 1/36

D. 3/6

A. 1/6

B. 2/36

C. 1/36

D. 3/6

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

I assume that dice has been rolled twice. So, there could be 1 number on the top side each time.

I also assume that the numbers may or may not appear in given sequence.

**probability of getting** **or**

Now since we have got either of six or one we need the other one now.

Examples are better for explaining. So, consider that 1 appeared on top now we need 6.

So probability of getting

Multiply both probabilities and we get

**(note we could have got 6 also first time but that doesn't hinder our calculation)**

If we ask "What is the probability of rolling a 1 and then rolling a 6?", the answer is C

#### Explanation:

I'm going to run through what we're given and see if we can piece this together.

When we roll a single die, we're only going to get a single roll - we can't get both a 1 and a 6, which is what the question currently asks.

So what if we ask the question - **What is the probability of rolling a 1 and then rolling a 6?**

With this question, we have an answer that makes sense.

The probability of rolling a 1 is

If we ask the question **What is the probability of rolling a 1 or a 6**, we look at the number of ways we can meet the conditions