Answer :

We are asked to find the expected amount he wins or lose i.e we have to find the mean of probability distribution of random variable X denoting the win/loss.

As he decided to throw the dice thrice but to quit at the instant he loses

∴ if he wins in all throw he can make earning of Rs 15

If he wins in first two throw and lose in last, he earns Rs (10-1) = Rs 9

If he wins in first throw and then loses ,he earns = Rs 4

If he loses in first throw itself, he earns Rs = -1

Thus X can take values -1,4,9 and 15

P(getting a number greater than 4 in a throw of die) = 2/6 = 1/3

P(getting a number not greater than 4 in a throw of die) = 4/6 = 2/3

P(X=-1) = P(getting number less than or equal to 4) = 2/3

P(X=4) = P(getting > 4) x P(getting ≤ 4) =

P(X=9) = P(getting > 4) x P(getting > 4) x P(getting ≤ 4) =

P(X=15) = P(getting > 4) x P(getting > 4) x P(getting > 4) =

So, Probability distribution is given below:

∵ Mean = ∑x_{i}p_{i}

Mean =

He can win around Rs 1.45

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