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Age 7 to 11

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Bipin is playing in a game show. The host tells Bipin that there are 10 balls hidden in a box - 5 are Red, 3 are Yellow and 2 are Blue. Bipin pulls out his first ball. It's Red and he wins a large sum of money. Now his choices are:

- He can stop playing and take his prize.
- He can pull out another ball - if it's Red he doubles his money, if it's Yellow he leaves with nothing, if it's Blue he can pick one last ball.

What should Bipin do? Why?

Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possible answers?

Mrs. Smith had emptied packets of chocolate-covered mice, plastic frogs and gummi-worms into a cauldron for treats. What treat is Trixie most likely to pick out?

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?