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 Pick a box! (Posted on 2002-03-28)
You are shown three boxes, and told that one of them contains a prize. You are then asked to pick one box, and if that box is the one with the prize, you will win it. After picking a box, you are shown that one of the other two boxes is empty, and offered a chance to change your selection.

Should you do this? Would changing your choice to the other remaining box affect your odds of winning? Why or why not?

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(i) Of course, the individual should do this, since changing his choice to the other remaining box will bring up the chances of winning to 2/3 from 1/3.

*** I will sool posit a suitable explanation to this!

 Posted by K Sengupta on 2022-06-27 00:05:02

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