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Mystery card probability riddle [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Monty Hall problem I’m looking for the better explanation to the solution of this riddle, because I always struggle to get people to accept the ones I know. Riddle: ...
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Three Envelopes Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Monty Hall problem Three envelopes are presented in front of you by an interviewer. One contains a job offer, the other two contain rejection letters. You pick one ...
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game show problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Monty Hall problem You are in a game show. You have to choose between three buttons, A, B and C. Pressing one of them will give you £200,000, and pressing either of ...
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What are the various explanations to arrive at the solution of Monty Hall Problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Monty Hall problem I want to know what are the various ideas which you might have come across to arrive at the solution of the Monty Hall Problem ? My idea is to ...
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Do I help my chances in picking the bucket with gold, if I re-select after an empty bucket is removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Monty Hall problem Let's say there are ten covered buckets. One of the buckets holds gold, while the rest are empty. I can't lift or touch the buckets, but I can ...
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Probability question - chances [duplicate]

A game show offers contestants the following chance to win a car: There are three doors. A car is hidden behind one door, and goats are hidden behind each of the other doors. The contestant selects a ...
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Monty Hall and conditional probabilities [duplicate]

I am a bit confused. I thought after Monty opens the door with the goat, conditional probabilities kick in and our sample space shrinks down to 2 doors instead of 3, and since they were all equally ...
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Why does changing the choices increases probability? [duplicate]

Suppose I have 3 boxes and one of them contains a ball. Now, I choose one of the boxes. Now if a blank box from the other two is shown to me, and I have a chance to choose a different box, why does ...
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What are some examples of a mathematical result being counterintuitive?

As I procrastinate studying for my Maths Exams, I want to know what are some cool examples of where math counters intuition. My first and favorite experience of this is Gabriel's Horn that you see in ...
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Monty hall problem extended.

I just learned about the Monty Hall problem and found it quite amazing. So I thought about extending the problem a bit to understand more about it. In this modification of the Monty Hall Problem, ...
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A variant of the Monty Hall problem

Everybody knows the famous Monty Hall problem; way too much ink has been spilled over it already. Let's take it as a given and consider the following variant of the problem that I thought up this ...
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Variation on the Monty Hall Problem

Many of us know the Monty Hall Problem But the other day I was asked a variation of this riddle. The answer of the original question is, of course, $ 66\% $ in favor of changing doors, but this is ...
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Monty Hall Three-Door Puzzle

I have a doubt concerning a question about the Monty Hall Three-Door Puzzle, in probability. I found this problem in Rosen's "Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications". The Monty Hall Three-Door ...
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Does The Monty Hall Problem Still Apply With Infinite Doors?

Here's been a bunch of questions on the Monty Hall problem, so I'll assume people know the basics. This answer helped clarify a few things for me, but talking with some colleagues yesterday, someone ...

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