## Dice Probabilities Project

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### Dice Probabilities Project

I want to make sure I understand the use of the term "variable". If my son is trying to determine if you are more likely to roll a sum of at least 18 with 3 ten-sided dice or 5 six-sided dice, is this only one variable? He has a project due and he is not allowed to have more than one variable.

Thank you
j1nelso

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Project Due Date: 1/1/2013
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### Re: Dice Probabilities Project

Hello. A great project!

There are two types of variables. Independent and dependent variables.
- Independent variables are those you change throughout the experiment and COULD affect change on the outcome. I say COULD, because the may not. You won't know this until you run your experiment.
- Dependent variables are your measurements of outcome affected by changes in the independent variable(s).

From these definitions, can your son determine his dependent and independent variables? If not, feel free to write back what you think they are and why, and we can chat more.

Good luck!
Deana
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### Re: Dice Probabilities Project

Thank you for the information. I believe we have figured out the variables in the project. Thank you for the feedback
j1nelso

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Project Question: Dice Probabilities project -
Project Due Date: 1/1/2013
Project Status: I am just starting

### Re: Dice Probabilities Project

Great! Good luck!
Deana
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