23 Jul '07 22:541 edit

The monty hall problem is one of the most talked about problems in history. It is based upon the show "Let's make a deal," in which their are three doors, and behind one is a prize, such as a car, and behind the other two doors are goats. In this show, a contest would choose any of the three doors, (lets say door number 1). Rather than revealing the candidates selection, Monty would instead open up another door (lets say door 3) and show a goat. Monty would then ask whether the contestant would like to stay with their selection (door 1) or switch to the other door (door 2).

Question: After Monty Hall shows that one door has a goat, decide whether it is a better Idea for the candidate to stick with their initial selection, switch to the other door, or if it is just doesn't make any difference at all. If you can figure it out, then explain how you got your answer. It took me a while, but I eventually figured it out.

Question: After Monty Hall shows that one door has a goat, decide whether it is a better Idea for the candidate to stick with their initial selection, switch to the other door, or if it is just doesn't make any difference at all. If you can figure it out, then explain how you got your answer. It took me a while, but I eventually figured it out.