Today's Brain Game was inspired by an episode of the original Star Trek that I watched again recently - "The Corbomite Maneuver." It's the one where Captain Kirk and his crew are meanaced by first aÂ colorful cube, then by a huge golden chandelier, andÂ finally (gasp) by Clint Howard. Enjoy:
You're holding two six-sided dice decorated with colors on their sides instead of pips. One die hasÂ 2 blue sides andÂ 4 red sides, while the other has 1 blue side and 5 red sides. With this in mind:
How many times would you have to roll both dice to exceed a 50% likelihood that you'veÂ thrown at least one "double-blue" roll?
Here is the ANSWER.
See explanation in the first two comments!