Math Challenge Problem #1

You are playing a game involving three dice. You can choose to bet on any number from 1 to 6.

I'll roll the three dice. If:
- none shows your number, you lose $1
- one shows your number, you win $1
- two show your number, you win $3
- three show your number, you win $5

What is the expected value of this game? 

Email your answer so as not to ruin the challenge for others. 


Calculate the probability of each outcome and multiply it by the expected return. 


Aaron G.

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