03: Two square dice [***]
March 28, 2016
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Here's a game you can play with two fair dice, one red and one green. You throw both dice, and use the throw to generate an infinitely long sequence of numbers, like this: first, you write down the red number. Then you add in the green number, write down the result, add the green again, write down that result, and so on.
You decide to play the game once today. What’s the chance that the sequence made by your dice throw will contain a perfect square?
Spiciness: *** out of ****