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1) Determine the number of sample points in the sample space

2) Find the probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is equal to 7

Issue: Ok so I know how to do this problem, but my question comes with respect to the second portion. In this specific problem I am able to count the different sample points that make the dice add up to 7 i.e: 6/36 is the answer, but what if this was a larger problem? e.g: Say that instead of 2 dice I had 7 dice and I needed to find the probability of the seven dice adding up to 15...What technique would I have to use to find/count all those sample points? It surely can't be by counting each one individually?