I need to know the probability of the chances of rolling a 2

## 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.