Say you have four specially marked dice. Two players each select one, and the player who rolls a higher number wins. The faces are 1-1-1-5-5-5, 2-2-2-2-6-6, 3-3-3-3-3-3 and 4-4-4-40-0. You’re given the first choice. Which die should you choose?
—Tom Moore, Ojai, Calif.
Here’s a brain-bending challenge for you, puzzlers: I’ll tell you which die is the strongest (meaning that it will score more wins when played against all the other dice), and you figure out why it doesn’t matter which die you choose! The answer will appear June 29 at Parade.
com. (Click on Ask Marilyn.) OK, ready? The strongest die is 2-2-2-2-6-6. Have fun!