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Re: Let us be serious for once
edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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Robert Shilling Presents ...
The Monty Hall Dilemma ...
It is fairly easy to understand the question ...
You have won a TV Quiz show.
You can open any one of three doors.
Your prize will be the amount of money behind the door you open.
Behind one door there is £10,000
Behind each of the other two doors there is a 5 pence coin ( i. e. A Shilling in old money. )
You know this
The doors are marked as A, B and C.
You do not know what is behind any particular door but the quiz master knows exactly what is behind each door.
You are invited to say which door you choose. A,B or C.
After you have told the quizmaster your choice he opens one of the remaining two doors and shows you that it contains a Shilling coin.
He then asks the contestant if she would like to stick with her original choice or change to the other remaing door.
What should she do.
1) Stick to her original choice?
2) Change to the other remaining door?
3) It makes no difference?
What is your answer.
1, 2 or 3
This question has baffled intelligent people throughout the world including professors of mathematics.
Rob - should this not be posted in the money saving arms ?
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