In how many different ways can a pair of dice be rolled to obtain a total of 10?

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

3

Explanation:

The highest number on a single "die" is 6.

Since we want to get a total of 10 on the roll, we need to subtract from 10 every value possible on a single "die".

So,

#10-6=4# Combination 6 and 4.

#10-5=5# Combination 5 and 5.

#10-4=6# Combination 4 and 6.

Once we reach

#10-3=7#

Realize that 7 is not a number that we have. We can't roll a combination of 3 and 7. Therefore, we have reached all of our possibilities.

3 Possibilities.