Sunday Times Teaser 3098 – Wonky Dice
by Michael Fletcher
Published Sunday February 06 2022 (link)
I have two octahedral (eight-faced) dice. There are positive whole numbers (not necessarily all different) on each of their faces. I throw the two dice and add the two numbers that are showing on the top faces. The probability of a total of 2 is 1/64, the probability of a total of 3 is 2/64 and so on. The probabilities of the totals are the same as for a pair of standard octahedral dice (each numbered 1 to 8). Interestingly, however, the highest number on the first die is 11.
What are the eight numbers (in ascending order) on the second die?