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I'm lost. Who can help me with this math problem (surprise inside)?

Asked by thorninmud (20488points) December 28th, 2015

What is the minimum number of throws of a standard pair o’ dice that it would take to open the door of the 20K mansion?

Bonus question: Why the heck am I asking this?

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chyna's avatar

Who is @lostinparadise Alex?
Yay another 20k party just in time to set the new year off right.
Congratulations! You are a great asset to the community!

stanleybmanly's avatar

From what I can gather, it’s merely a question of time. But here’s a GQ to cheer you on the march. The bonus answer: you’re bored.

thorninmud's avatar

@chyna points the way out of this predicament.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Missed the pun. Inexcusable

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ibstubro's avatar

Geeze. T’was lost in paradise and found on Fluther.
I’m not sure that was a fair trade, but our gain.
Congrats @LostInParadise! Awesome 20K!!

Coloma's avatar

I’m lost, but never mind, congrats to @Lostinparadise wherever they may be right now, maybe a coffee plantation in Honduras or a mango grove in Costa Rica. Cheers…20,000 pieces of tropical fruit for you.

Ela's avatar

Congrats @LostInParadise !!! Are they lost?! We should organize a paradise search party!

Lets’ kick it of with a round of Sex on The Beach!!!!

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Well done you paradisial creature. Lost East of Eden? The mansion party lights will guide you back!

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Hip hip hooray ! ! !

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janbb's avatar

Mazel tov, @LostinParadise!

You add a questioning nature and unique perspective to the collective!

(And kudos to thorny for such a clever puzzle!)

flutherother's avatar

20Kongratulations @LostInParadise that is sum achievement.

filmfann's avatar

WTG to a wonderful contributor! Welcome to the mansion! The wifi password is Bendrew.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Congratulations, @LostinParadise! I value your contributions on Fluther, especially because you tend to put so much effort into your answers. Good to have you around and welcome to the mansion! :)

stanleybmanly's avatar

Congratulations to a genuine lynchpin of this place. The groan inducing pun distracted me from the realization that this is your party. Kudos on your endurance!

flutherother's avatar

“Pair o’ dice” (groan) I got it eventually.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Congratulations @LostinParadise. Really great to have you here in the pool.

Seek's avatar


I’ll type more later; these margaritas won’t shake themselves.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Hey @LostInParadise ! Congrats on the well deserved 20k! Welcome to the 0.3% club!
What are the odds of that?

longgone's avatar

Congrats! Keep asking your questions, please. I don’t always have an answer, but you can be sure I’m lurking!

LostInParadise's avatar

Thanks all! I am blushing ear to ear. It is the love that counts more than the lurve, but it is nice to have some measure of the time I have spent here.

janbb's avatar

@LostInParadise Can you draw us a Venn diagram of love and lurve and calculate the probability of lurve points for the above answer?

dxs's avatar

|lurve_Lostinparadise| = 2×10^4 ∃!(Congratulations) ∈ dxs

Stinley's avatar

I’m too slow but got it now!! Good work @lostinparadise

msh's avatar

Aw, jeeze! I’m horrible with math.
But apparently You excell!
Congratulations @LostInParadise !!!

jca's avatar

I was lost but now I’m found. Congrats to you, @LostInParadise.

2davidc8's avatar

OK, I’m late to the party, but finally got the pun. Congrats, @LostInParadise !

picante's avatar

We’d be lost without you! Congratulations on rolling that pair-o-dice 20 thousand times!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well crap. I am slow.

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Buttonstc's avatar

Good for you. It’s always nice to see someone advance to a new mansion. Well deserved !

ibstubro's avatar

Good to see you, @auggie!
I know I put some spinach-artichoke dip in the frizzer. Shall we see if it’s still good?

Cruiser's avatar

Congrats on the 20K @LostInParadise look forward to more of your fine answers!

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