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Matching values of Die throws pt. 3

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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?

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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.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

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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?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:35 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

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Agree.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

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Nice compact form!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

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

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

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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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