The Monty Hall Problem love

# The Monty Hall Problem

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• So you're on a game show, and Monty Hall tells you that there are three doors in front of you. Behind one door is a car. Behind the other two doors there are goats. You want the car, and you pick door No. 1. Monty Hall then tells there's a goat behind door No. 3, and he offers you the chance to switch from door No. 1 to door No. 2. Should you change your answer?

Also, this would be a great name for a band.

August 3, 2011

• Ahhh, the age-old 3 doors, 2 goats and a car conundrum.

The answer is: blue -- no, green *aaaargh*

Wait, that was another Monty altogether.

August 3, 2011

• *wonders how to calculate the air-speed velocity of a laden goat*

August 3, 2011

• I don't want a car and I don't want a goat.

August 3, 2011

• Sounds like that's part of the problem.

August 3, 2011

• I might as well knock on one of these doors.

August 3, 2011

• Knock knock!

August 3, 2011

• Who's there?

August 3, 2011

• Cargo.

August 3, 2011

• Cargo who?

August 3, 2011

• Cargoat.

Cargoat Monty Hall, runsillybuggerover.

August 3, 2011

• *groans*

August 3, 2011

• Looks like it's curtains for Monty Hall

August 3, 2011

• I offer you the chance to switch from curtains to horizontal blinds that, despite the pleasing film noir effect, do tend to accumulate dust and/or provide a near fatal attraction to your cat.

August 3, 2011

• I'll take horizontal blinds, plantation style, for \$200.

August 3, 2011

• First, I want to see the goat behind door #3. Trust no one, especially Monty Hall. Second, statistically speaking, I should accept Hall's offer to switch from door #1 to door #2. If I do not change my initial decision, I still have the same 1 in 3 chance to win the car; whereas, if I switch to door #2 I have increased my chance to win the car by another 1/3. But, statistics lack the human element of the "gut" feeling, so I'm sticking with door #1.

August 3, 2011

• Exactly. Who's to say that goat isn't worth more than the car?

August 3, 2011

• I think the value has to include a sustainability quotient. If the goat is a lactating female, you've got a bit more of a fair fight on your hands. If you've purchased a tiny nub of goat cheese recently, you get my drift.

August 3, 2011

• Still and all, I'd take the plantation shutters. They're a timeless fashion statement.

August 3, 2011

• I am still wary of the tiger-go-at-ya door(s)! That would clear the hall!

August 4, 2011

• You should change your answer to door #3, because a goat is better than a car.

Goats have personalities, cars don't. And as dontcry notes, you can get cheese out of a goat, but I never heard of anyone getting cheese out of a car.

August 4, 2011

• I thought the Hall was already cleared by Bilby's cargoat.

August 4, 2011

• Didn't Ford make a car called the Capri? That would nicely solve the problem.

August 4, 2011

• That reminds me, I left my cheese in the car. I'll be right back.

August 4, 2011

• Hey! Who moved my cheese?

August 4, 2011

• Stick with door number 1. Definitely. And be a sport about it. Nobody likes a sore loser. Especially a goat.

August 6, 2011

• Sorry, ruzuzu, were you eating that? It's in the fridge if you want it.

August 7, 2011

• Which door's the fridge behind?

August 7, 2011

• Thanks, blaff. I just got it out and put it on the kitchen table.

August 7, 2011

• I'll give you a hint, bilby: one of the goats is in the fridge.

August 8, 2011

• Yes, but which goat?

Mwohahahahaha!

August 8, 2011

• I think I've got it all figured out. See my complex calculations over on new interface (hint: one of the goats is named Norgay, and the other is named Funland).

August 12, 2011

• I should note that I'm assuming the car is either a Volvo or a Saab.

August 12, 2011

• It is certainly NOT a Yugo-(AT) !!!

AT = automatic transmission ?? an oxymoron in and of itself!

OR an unstoppable contagion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 13, 2011