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Sunday Times Teaser 3027 – Long Shot

by Andrew Skidmore

Published Sunday September 27 2020 (link)

Callum and Liam play a simple dice game together using standard dice (numbered 1 to 6). A first round merely determines how many dice (up to a maximum of three) each player can use in the second round. The winner is the player with the highest total on their dice in the second round.

In a recent game Callum was able to throw more dice than Liam in the second round but his total still gave Liam a chance to win. If Liam had been able to throw a different number of dice (no more than three), his chance of winning would be a whole number of times greater.

What was Callum’s score in the final round?

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