(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

You roll two dice at the same time. Each time you get a 6 on a die you should throw it away and roll the other one. Otherwise, you keep rolling both of them. The game is over when you throw away both dice. What is the expected number of times you roll?

2. Relevant equations

Not sure.

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried defining a random variable called Y that has the form

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Y = \mathbf{T} \cdot \mathbf{X}

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This is the dot product between random vectors X and T,

where X = (X1 X2 X3) and T = (T1 T2 T3). Here T1 has value 1 if there's no 6 and zero otherwise. T2 has value 1 if there's one 6 and zero otherwise. T3 has value 1 if there are two sixes and zero otherwise. I'm thinking the X_i should be Bernoulli random variables, but am not sure. A monte-carlo simulation gives me 8.7, and I think this is right, but I have to show it analytically.

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Probability: Dice-rolling

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