As the discrepancy [from 1] in the sum of the nine probabilities seemed too blatant to be attributed to numerical error given the problem scale, I went and checked my R code for the probabilities and found a choose(9,3) instead of a choose(6,3) in the last line… The fit between the true distribution and the observed frequencies is now much better
Chi-squared test for given probabilities
X-squared = 16.378, df = 6, p-value = 0.01186
since a p-value of 1% is a bit in the far tail of the distribution.
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