# An answer and a question

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Posted by Brad Paul on October 21, 2002 at 08:44:10:

In Reply to: Re: I got the numbers; couple questions posted by Denis Borris on October 21, 2002 at 01:58:57:

: You show: 35 = 0.0339869054233621

: For 35, I got 770887 / 22674816 (reduced fraction) or .03399749.......

: I see your table shows zero for 12,13,71 and 72; could you explain why.

Because my calculation was a numerical Monte Carlo simulation
(i.e. The computer rolled the die 108235038 times) and we know that
the probability for rolling all 1's is 1/612=1/2176782336 it
is actually very unlikely that the computer would roll all 1's. The same
is true for the sums 12, 71 and 72. I would guess that the numbers are only
good out to 3 or 4 places. I ran the program only for an hour. I will
set it to run for a few days and see what I get.

My question for you. How did you do your calculation? Can you write it
as a nice clean expression?

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