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consider rolling one standard six sided die. what is the probability of rolling a 2

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Hi Brittany,
 
When you roll a six sided die, there are 6 possibilities. A standard die means that its a fair die, or that the game is fair: all of the sides are equally likely. So, rolling a 2 has to have the same probability as rolling a 1, 3, 4, 5, or 6, so we divide the probability that something happens, which is 1, by the number of possible outcomes, which is 6. So, the probability of rolling a 2 is 1/6.
 
The same reasoning applies to finding the probability of flipping a quarter and getting a heads or tails if the quarter is fair.
Hi Brittany;
It has six sides.
It is standard.  Therefore each side has one of the numbers 1-6.  And each such number is represented once on the die.
The probably of rolling 2 is 1/6.