# How many numbers does a dice add up to?

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Three dice cannot be arranged in any way that makes the sum of the top dots equal the sums of the front, back, and bottom dots. There are six faces on a die: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. These total to 21. Three dice have a total of 63 dots.

## How much does a dice add up to?

Opposite sides of a modern die traditionally add up to seven, requiring the 1, 2, and 3 faces to share a vertex. The faces of a die may be placed clockwise or counterclockwise about this vertex.

## Does a dice add up to 21?

ANSWER: The numbers on a standard dice add up to 1+2+3+4+5+6 = 21.

## What do all the numbers on a dice add up to?

For the six-sided die, opposite faces are arranged to always sum to seven. This gives two possible mirror image arrangements in which the numbers 1, 2, and 3 may be arranged in a clockwise or counterclockwise order about a corner. Commercial dice may, in fact, have either orientation.

## Why do dice add up to 7?

The average dot count of each side comes to 3.5, so the most natural distribution seems to have it so that the sum of opposite sides is 7. Opposite sides of a die traditionally add up to seven, implying that the 1, 2 and 3 faces share a vertex.

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## Does number placement on dice matter?

In the real world: Yes; die shapes are imperfect, often favoring opposing sides, hence the tradition of making sure opposing sides are equal on average. As explained in this answer. Having all high numbers on one side also makes it more easy to fake fair rolls, like merely spinning or skittering the die.

## What are the sides of a dice?

An ordinary standard die is a regular cube with its six sides numbered with dots from 1 to 6 with all opposing sides adding up to 7. 