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comment Is it possible to produce a bowl-shaped probability curve with dice rolls?
First, "highest of the lowest" was a typo which should have read "highest or the lowest". That might have been what got you confused. In any case, for (1,4,20), the highest is 20 and the lowest is 1; these are equally extreme. The median ("middle value", 4 in this case) serves as tiebreaker, since its closer to 1 than 20, use 1. For (15,12,3), the highest is 15 and the lowest is 3. Since 3 is more extreme than 15, use 3. For (16,12,17), the highest is 17 and the lowest is 12. Since 17 is more extreme than 12, use 17.
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