If two dice are rolled once, what is the probability that it will show a multiple of 3 or 4?

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The probability of an event is a ratio of the number of all favorable outcomes (rolling a multiple of 3 or 4) to the number of all possible outcomes.

There are 36 possible outcomes of rolling two dice:

(1, 1) (1, 2) (1, 3) (1, 4) (1, 5) (1, 6)

(2, 1) (2, 2) (2, 3) (2, 4) (2, 5) (2, 6)

(3, 1) (3, 2) (3, 3) (3, 4) (3, 5) (3, 6)

(4, 1) (4, 2) (4, 3) (4, 4) (4, 5) (4, 6)

(5, 1) (5, 2) (5, 3) (5, 4)...

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