# Re: Math experiment

"Bart Goddard" <goddardbe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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The Monty Hall Problem:

You're a contestant on Let's Make a Deal playing the
following game: There are 3 doors in front of you.
Behind one door is a car and behind the other two doors
are goats. You are going to choose a door. Monty will
then open one of the doors you haven't chosen to show
you a goat. To be clear: There must be at least one
unchosen goat and the rules are that Monty has to show
you an unchosen goat.

At this point, there are two unopened doors in front of
you. Monty now offers you the chance to switch doors.
Assuming you'd prefer the car to a goat, the big question
is "Should you switch?"

Wikipedia has a good article on this problem. I suggest reading it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

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## Relevant Pages

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• Re: Bayesian Inference Engine
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• Re: Bayesian Inference Engine
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