ERIC Number: EJ1017580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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Are Stupid Dice Necessary?
Bermudez, Frank; Medina, Anthony; Rosin, Amber; Scott, Eren
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n4 p315-322 Sep 2013
A pair of 6-sided dice cannot be relabeled to make the sums 2, 3,...., 12 equally likely. It is possible to label seven, 10-sided dice so that the sums 7. 8,..., 70 occur equally often. We investigate such relabelings for "pq"-sided dice, where "p" and "q" are distinct primes, and show that these relabelings usually involve stupid dice, that is, dice with the same label on every face.
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