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I'm pretty much always trying to be helpful. If I'm not succeeding, just let me know.

Okay, so maybe I wasn't trying that hard in the question below. But usually.
France is not within 30 miles of London.

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Apr
25
revised Probability of first actor winning a “first to roll seven with two dice” contest?
Edited to clarify that P goes first. *Tried* to make title less ambiguous, but I bet someone else can improve the wording I came up with.
Apr
4
awarded  Editor
Apr
4
revised How can a piece of A4 paper be folded in exactly three equal parts?
added 60 characters in body
Dec
16
comment Monty hall problem extended.
As a side note, if you're trying to change the problem for the purpose of teaching it, (rather than just creating a fun variety,) you should have Monty reveal n-2 goats, where n=total doors at start. That still matches the original problem (he'd open 1 of the 3,) and it makes the correct answer (not switching) really obvious as N increases. "You pick 1 of 100 doors. He opens 98, revealing goats. Do you keep the one you picked, or switch to the other?" (See @Tony's answer below - I didn't before posting this, but it makes the same point. +1 to him.)
Aug
5
awarded  Supporter
Jul
29
awarded  Autobiographer