Sunday Times Teaser 2739 – Funny Dice
by Michael Fletcher
Published: 22 March 2015 (link)
I have two cube-shaped dice, one red and one blue, with a positive whole number on each face. When I throw the dice and add up the two numbers, the most likely total is 7. The next most likely totals are 6 and 8, the next are 5 and 9, the next are 4 and 10, the next are 3 and 11, and the least likely are 2 and 12. However, my dice are not standard: indeed, the total of the six numbers on the red dice is higher than the total of those on the blue dice.
What are the six numbers on the red dice?