# Two dice are thrown simultaneously. What is the probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is 7

**Solution:**

Given, two dice are thrown simultaneously.

We have to find the probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is 7.

When 2 dice are thrown at the same time, the overall possible outcomes are

(1,1) (1,2) (1,3) (1,4) (1,5) (1,6)

(2,1) (2,2) (2,3) (2,4) (2,5) (2,6)

(3,1) (3,2) (3,3) (3,4) (3,5) (3,6)

(4,1) (4,2) (4,3) (4,4) (4,5) (4,6)

(5,1) (5,2) (5,3) (5,4) (5,5) (5,6)

(6,1) (6,2) (6,3) (6,4) (6,5) (6,6)

Total number of possible outcomes = 36

Favourable outcome = {(1,6) (2,5) (3,4) (4,3) (5,2) (6,1)}

Number of favourable outcomes = 6

Number of possible outcomes = 36

Probability = number of favourable outcomes / number of possible outcomes

Probability of getting a sum of 7 = 6/36

= 1/6

Therefore, the probability of getting the sum of 7 on the dice is 1/6.

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**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 14

**NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Exercise 13.3 Problem 20(i)**

## Two dice are thrown simultaneously. What is the probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is 7

**Summary:**

Two dice are thrown simultaneously. The probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is 7 is 1/6

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