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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Question #11

Ramesh and Teresa are playing a game. They must throw two unbiased dice, 'A' and 'B'. They then draw a rectangle based on the values that the dice land on. One side has a length (in cm) of (A+B) and the other side has a length (in cm) of (A-B). The winner is the person with the largest rectangle.

a) What is the chance that Ramesh will win the game?
b) How large is the largest possible rectangle?

1 comment:

Grinnyguy said...

To remove any ambiguity for part a): the score shown is an example and does not represent Ramesh's turn