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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    16 Apr '16 20:43
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
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    16 Apr '16 20:51
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    Yeah I've seen this puzzler before, your odds are better if you switch, whether it's three doors or a million.
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    16 Apr '16 20:59
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    Switch doors. Reveal Hidden Content
    It's the Monty Hall Problem
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    16 Apr '16 21:09
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    You really do need to get out more.
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    16 Apr '16 21:24
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    Why did he open door #3 when I specifically requested door #1? 😠
  6. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    16 Apr '16 21:40
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Switch doors. [hidden]It's the Monty Hall Problem[/hidden]
    Indeed. I found it more fun than its predecessor, the box paradox.
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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    16 Apr '16 21:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You really do need to get out more.
    I said the same to the warden but he responded that I was still a danger to society.

    Go figure.
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    16 Apr '16 21:46
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    All three doors are a win. Before your choice you had nothing.
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    16 Apr '16 22:26
    Originally posted by Kegge
    All three doors are a win. Before your choice you had nothing.
    I can see you spending your day singing the LEGO movie theme "Everything is Awesome!"

    Oh, wait, no, I can't.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    17 Apr '16 01:12
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of
    three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
    You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind
    the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then
    says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage
    to switch your choice?
    No.
    You have more chance of winning the goat if you stay put.
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