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Dice rolls

  1. Jun 4, 2004 #1
    Curious, since dice have varying indentations per side(one, two, three, four, five, six), is a dice(die?) not more apt to settle with the single "one spot" down on the table?
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  3. Jun 4, 2004 #2


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    It depends, casino dice are made to take into account the paint, indentations, etc, though I dioubt all dice are made that way.
  4. Jun 5, 2004 #3


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    Pallidin, I was curious how your analysis led you to conclude that the one spot would land face down. It would be an interesting problem to calculate (maybe even profitable at your local neighborhood game of craps :biggrin: !!)
  5. Jun 5, 2004 #4
    the little diff in mass between the sides is practically irrelevant, i think you'd have to perfect your dice throwing technique for many years for it just give you slight edge
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    it wouldn't be a matter of technique so much as it would be a matter of chance. The tendency to land on any one side increasing more than the others leads to better chances at guessing that side.
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