Imagine that you’re on a television game show and the host presents you with three closed doors. Behind one of them, sits a sparkling, brand-new Lincoln Continental; behind the other two, are smelly old goats. The host implores you to pick a door, and you select door #1. Then, the host, who is well-aware of what’s going on behind the scenes, opens door #3, revealing one of the goats.This counterintuitive and often-debated problem is discussed in detail at Priceonomics.
“Now,” he says, turning toward you, “do you want to keep door #1, or do you want to switch to door #2?”Statistically, which choice gets you the car: keeping your original door, or switching? If you, like most people, posit that your odds are 50-50, you’re wrong...
04 March 2015
The Monty Hall Problem explained