Out of the Blue

Gunnar-man and I are off to the Vet this morning to do some follow-up blood tests. Here's hoping he's kicked whatever infection he's been fighting.

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Stories: Who's Counting: The Monty Hall Problem. My favorite brain-teaser.
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Re: Monty Hall Math
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Re: Monty Hall Math Dec 4, 2006, 16:49
Dec 4, 2006, 16:49
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This guy's story is stupid. The chances of winning are ALWAYS 50%. Either you win... or you don't.
But if there's 3 doors, you don't have a 50% chance of being right - you have a 33% chance.

No. And the article might be mathematically correct; it is however incorrect on a statistical and probability level. As statistics and probability factors in more then just the fraction of choices as compared to the whole.






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