How do you solve a probability? There's a problem and I'm really confused. Tried looking up how but didn't really answer my questions. An 8 sided die was rolled. What's the probability of rolling a 1 and then a 5? 1:14 times 5:21 times.


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Walt O'Reagun answered

The odds of rolling any single number on a single roll of an 8-sided die is 1/8

The odds of rolling any combination of specific numbers for multiple rolls is 1/8 * (1/8 for each roll).

So the odds of rolling a 1 followed by a 5 based on two rolls is ... 1/8 * 1/8 = 1/64

If you want the odds of rolling a 1 four times in a row ... It would be 1/8 * 1/8 * 1/8 * 1/8 = 1/4096

Of course, this is assuming you don't NEED the die to roll a specific number in a D&D situation.  If you do, the die takes on a mind of its own to defeat your chances.  LOL

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