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August 24th, 2008

Why Monty Hall Rules

There’s only one reason, really: there’s an entire paradox named after him.

It doesn’t hurt that Let’s Make a Deal is still entertaining after all these years. GSN shows plenty of old episodes, and trying out pricing games from 35-45 years ago is juuust a little more challenging now than it was then.

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Ken August 24, 2008, 11:05 pm

Weird how so many people got it wrong. The answer should be more obvious if one takes into account that the game host KNOWS where the car is – he looked behind the doors!

The monty hall problem was featured in the recent movie “21”, and also in the book “the curious incident of the dog in the night time” – which actually has a very good explanation of the problem.

Dave Walls August 27, 2008, 11:41 am

Of course, the problem is tossed out if there is a fourth door…

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