The Monty Hall Problem

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Let’s Make A Deal

Carefully thinking your way through complex problems, one step at a time, reveals an easy method to increase your odds of success from the outset. Sometimes, the obvious answer is not quite right.

Take, for instance, the Monty Hall problem. Here, you’re offered the chance to pick a wonderful prize hidden behind one of three doors. After you make your choice, one of the other doors is opened, revealing one of the gag prizes, and you are given the chance to change your choice. What should you do, change or stay with your first choice?

The answer might surprise you…

Increase Your Chances Of Winning

I am Jon, and I’ll take what’s hidden behind door number 4.

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