De Méré's Problem Simulation
- Steve Phelps
De Méré's problem is as follows: Are you more likely to get at least one double six in 24 throws of a pair of dice or to get at least one six in 4 throws of a single die? How many double six’s would you typically get in 24 throws of a pair of dice? How many six’s would you typically get in 4 throws of a single die? In the dot plots below, each dot represents the number double sixes or the number of sixes in the appropriate number of throws with the appropriate number of dice. There are 100 trials of each.