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A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics

by Jeff Zilahy

“A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics” is ideal for students who need a little push to get motivated, and also great for scientists and those in the math community that like to be in-the-know on relevant...

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jazfeed
jazfeed (1 book)
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:36:47 +0200

Prochroma,

The mathematics is correct. The key is to realize that the second round (after Monty opened Door Two) probability for each of the remaining two doors should not be treated equally. This is what makes it such a counter intuitive problem. The typical response is that there is a mistake and insist that the doors have equal weight. For a more detailed explanation please refer to http://mathforum.org/dr/math/faq/faq.monty.hall.html.

Cheers,
Jeff


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jazfeed (1 book)
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 02:34:57 +0200

I appreciate getting your feedback, especially if you enjoyed something but more importantly I hope you enjoy the math! - Jeff