Paradox game- The odds are against you

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  1. stevemk14ebr

    stevemk14ebr MDL Senior Member

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    #1 stevemk14ebr, Jul 29, 2012
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    Apok MDL Novice

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    P = prize
    N = no prize
    X = opened non-prize door

    Combinations:
    PNN
    NPN
    NNP

    Let's say you choose door 1
    One of the non-prize doors opens
    You will be left with combinations:
    PNX or PXN (this is not two combinations; it's the same combination with a different non-prize door opened)
    NPX
    NXP

    Because you don't have the option of choosing door X, you end up with two winning scenarios and one losing scenario.
    This is no different to being allowed to choose both of the other two doors instead of a non-prize door being opened:
    PNN
    NPN
    NNP

    You still have two winning combinations out of three.
     
  3. stevemk14ebr

    stevemk14ebr MDL Senior Member

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    i still have the application (not the code though) if anyone wants to try it just reply to the thread and ill update the link
     
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