# Ice Cream Prices (Mathematics)

- Author:
- Steve Phelps

- Topic:
- Mathematics

Suppose that you have only 50 cents in your pocket and you want to buy an ice cream cone. The owner of the ice cream shop offers a random price determined as follows: You roll a pair of fair, six-sided dice, and the price is the larger number followed by the smaller number (in cents). We will approximate, and then determine, the probability that you’ll be able to afford the ice cream cone.
Use the spreadsheet below to list the sample space of possible outcomes of rolling a pair of fair, six-sided dice.

How many outcomes are in this sample space?

How many outcomes comprise the event that you can afford the ice cream cone?

What is the probability that the ice cream cone costs 32 cents?

What is the probability that the ice cream cone costs 33 cents?

What is the probability that the ice cream cone costs 23 cents?