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The Monty Hall ProblemSimple, yet twisted: Last edited by Toast (20061019 22:53:58) #2 20061019 23:36:16
Re: The Monty Hall ProblemHeh, I've lost count over how many heated arguments we've had about that on this forum in the past. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #3 20061020 03:02:01
Re: The Monty Hall ProblemPerhaps someone should write and article explaining the problem? "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #4 20061020 05:18:09
Re: The Monty Hall ProblemJust thinking this through since it doesn't sound right. Seems like it should be 50%50%. #5 20061020 08:26:06
Re: The Monty Hall ProblemNope, no holes there. That's exactly right. Just because the solution is counterintuitive doesn't mean it isn't correct. It's the counterintuitiveness that sparks so much controversy. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #6 20061021 00:39:10
Re: The Monty Hall ProblemI think people think the solution is counterintuitive mainly because people don't take into account the fact that because they picked door x, the host is unable to pick the same door, which affects the probabilities. 