Today's **Brain Game **involves good, old-fashioned six-sided dice. If you rollÂ a singleÂ die, you haveÂ the sameÂ chance of rolling a 1 as you do rolling a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The numbers change with multiple dice, however, as we'll see. Good luck:

A friend bets you that he can roll a total of 10 with three dice

more often than you can rollÂ a total ofÂ 8Â with only two dice.

Do you take the bet?

**THE SOLUTION:**

*Yes, it's smart to take the bet.*

*With any given toss of the dice, your friend's odds ofÂ rolling a total of 10 with three dice are 1 in 8.
Your odds of rolling a total ofÂ 8 with two diceÂ are a bitÂ better (1 in 7.2).*