Subject: Re: Zero probability
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 16:47:18 -0400
From: Alex Bogomolny
On a single toss, the probability of not getting, say 1, is 5/6. On two tosses it's (5/6)*(5/6). On three tosses, it's (5/6)*(5/6)*(5/6), etc.
The probability goes to 0 as the number of tosses grows. For an infinite number of tosses it is 0. However, in principle, i.e., if it were possible to perform an infinite number of tosses, it would be possible, I expect, not to have 1 at all, even though the probability of such an event is 0.