three door problem
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enOuter space: Thinking inside the box
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John D. Barrow </div>
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<p>It's Monty Hall, only better!</p>
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<p>After my book <A href="http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=1847920039"><i>100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know</i></a> was published I received lots of emails and letters asking about some of the mathematical applications and issues that appeared there. One topic was overwhelmingly the most common. Some people didn't understand it; others didn't believe it. Some puzzled correspondents were just interested readers, but at least one was a very famous professor of physics.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue55/outerspace/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue55/outerspace/index#comments55bayes theoremouterspacethree door problemMon, 12 Jul 2010 16:17:37 +0000mf3445230 at http://plus.maths.org/contentThomas Bayes & Mr Zootpooper
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Phil Wilson </div>
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The three door problem has become a staple mathematical mindbender, but even if you know the answer, do you really understand it? <b>Phil Wilson</b> lets his imagination run riot in this intergalactic application of Bayes' Theorem. </div>
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<p><i>It is the year 2057 and you are sitting in a vast auditorium beneath a night sky like nothing on Earth.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/thomas-bayes-mr-zootpooper" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/thomas-bayes-mr-zootpooper#comments32bayes theoremconditional probabilitythree door problemMon, 01 Nov 2004 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2257 at http://plus.maths.org/contentThree doors
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<p>This issue's puzzle is based on a well-known problem in probability. <!-- FILE: include/rightfig.html --></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/three-doors" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/three-doors#commentsprobabilitypuzzlethree door problemThu, 01 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2918 at http://plus.maths.org/content