Answer :

When a pair of fair dice is thrown there are total 36 possible outcomes.

X denotes the minimum of two numbers which appear

X can take values 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

P(X=1) = 11/36

[Possible Pairs: (1,1),(1,2),(1,3),(1,4),(1,5),(1,6),(2,1),(3,1),(4,1),(5,1),(6,1)]

P(X=2) = 9/36

[Possible Pairs: (2,2),(3,2),(4,2),(5,2),(6,2),(2,6),(2,5),(2,4),(2,3)]

P(X=3) = 7/36

[Possible Pairs: (3,3),(3,4),(4,3),(5,3),(3,5),(3,6),(6,3)]

P(X=4) = 5/36

[Possible Pairs: (4,4),(5,4),(4,5),(4,6),(6,4)]

P(X=5) = 3/36

[Possible Pairs (5,5),(5,6),(6,5)]

P(X=6) = 1/36

[Possible Pairs: (6,6)]

Now we have pi and xi.

Let’s proceed to find mean and variance.

Mean of any probability distribution is given by Mean = ∑xipi

Variance is given by:

Variance = ∑ xi2pi – (∑xipi)2

Standard Deviation is given by SD = √ Variance

first we need to find the products i.e. pixi and pixi2 and add them to get mean and apply the above formula to get the variance.

Following table gives the required products :

Required Probability distribution table:-

Mean =

Variance =

Standard deviation = √variance =

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