You are pitching your new idea to a panel of Venture Capitalists (VCs) to secure increased funding. Using your advanced mathematical skills, you have dumbed-down the probability of success to something even VCs can understand. You tell them that if they were to throw 10 normal dice and sum the dots on top, the probability of your success is the same as the sum being less than 50.

One of the VCs seems very antagonistic, but you must still give the best possible answer, quickly – and using only mental arithmetic.

His question is "Can you guarantee that the sum of dots would be less than 50?"

Author: Leslie Green