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# Matching values of Die throws pt. 3

### #1

Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Suppose n fair 6-sided dice are rolled simultaneously. What is the expected value of the score on the highest valued die?

### #2

Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

I'll be a smart a** and say it's seven minus the expected value of the lowest valued die.

Seriously, I'll work on it.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #3

Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

### #4

Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:34 AM

Suppose n fair 6-sided dice are rolled simultaneously. What is the expected value of the score on the highest valued die?

Here's my answer

### #5

Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:35 PM Best Answer

### #6

Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

Spoiler for

Agree.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #7

Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

Spoiler for

Nice compact form!

### #8

Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Spoiler for

### #9

Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

**Edited by BMAD, 30 April 2013 - 05:37 PM.**

### #10

Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

Spoiler forSpoiler for close but

That's the obvious and natural approach. And that's exactly how I got the formula.

When you say "close but", you mean that the formula is wrong?

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