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3 Boxes Problem

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Lewi T, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. gidget

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    but what if you would have originally choosen an empty box?
    the game host prolly wouldn't have opened an empty box to pressure you to change to the winning box... :p
     
  2. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    Yep, it was. That's what explained it for me, there's a 66.6666666% chance that you would pick an empty box, so you're chances are better if you switch, because it's more likely that you chose a box with nothing in it.
     
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    The problem is based on the fact that the host always opens an empty box. It wouldn't work if he didn't.
     
  4. Chewy

    Chewy Shmunior Member

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    Took me a little while to get this but it actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it...

    You're basically betting on the fact that you guessed wrong in the first place, which is a 2/3 chance.
     
  5. Foxy

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    Bloody Monty Hall, my maths teaches freaking loves it. Gets so giddy when talking about it.
     
  6. Barris1024

    Barris1024 Not at the table Carlos

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    wow this thread is amazing. The dude who created this, you are now my hero :lol:
    That's so cool how it actually works. Now i need to remember this in case i'm ever on the price is right.
    great thread, very interesting
     
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    :cool:
     
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