Definition of Fair Game
Fair Game is a game in which each player is not more likely to win than another.
In other words, in a fair game each player is equally likely to win the game.
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Example of Fair Game
The following are examples of a fair game.
- Roll a number cube. You win if you roll a 1 or 2. Your friend wins if he rolls a 1 or 2.
- Spinning a spinner with equal sections.
Solved Example on Fair Game
Ques: Which is a fair game?
A. There are 2 green, 5 black, and 7 blue pebbles in a box. Tom wins if he chooses a blue pebble thrice.
Mary wins if she chooses a green pebble twice.
B. Put 5 red and 2 blue crayons in a box. You win if you pick a red crayon. Your friend wins if he picks a blue crayon.
C. Toss a coin twice. You win if you get head both times and your friend wins if he gets tail both times.
D. Toss a coin ten times. You win if you get head always and your friend wins if he gets 5 heads and 5 tails.
Correct Answer: C
Step 1: Out of the games listed, only 'Toss a coin twice. You win if you get head both times and
your friend wins if he gets tail both times.' is a fair game. Because, when you toss a coin,
head and tail are equally likely to show up.