Anyone familiar with the Monty Hall problem?

"If by chance we end up with the box 1 and the box 20 in play at the end of the game, because my initial selection was from 20 boxes, it is most unlikely that I picked box 20, the chances are I picked any one of the other 19 available, and so it is overwhelmingly likely to be in the other box."

That's wrong. If the there was 20 boxes and you picked one and then the host opened up the 18 different boxes because he knows what's in what, then it would be that.

In the Monty Python, if you picked a box, then picked one to open from the remaining 2 to find nothing, you'd have 50-50 chance of getting the car. If the one you picked had a car, there would be a 0 chance of getting the car.

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Anyone familiar with the Monty Hall problem?

We have it in the US. It's interesting to watch and see people say its 50/50 when it really isn't. Even the host says it occasionally.

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It is a 50/50 chance if you end up with 1 penny and 1 million dollars. You have a 1/20 chance of picking the penny, and a 1/20 chance of picking the million.

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During the science revolution people used to dissect puppies live because they thought they couldn't feel pain. D:

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Qwerdie Qwerdie

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Is there any proof that they actually do?

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Figures of speech or the exaggeration of words already in existence in no way "ruins" anything. Some people see and think in more than black and white or straight perfect sentence structure. Minds are wired in many and varied ways - so hyperbole is actually a blessing. If I said "I could sleep for a month" or "I will wait for you forever," I have in no way "ruined" the English language. I have brought variety, spice, color, and imagination to a sometimes boring language.

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freespeechfreelancer freespeechfreelancer

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"It's a **** joke. Hyperbole << >> Literally"

People get so butthurt when someone says literally for something that is not literal. It ruins it a little. Now it's a hyperbole because I say that it literally ruins it, even though it is just a little.

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My mom always told me to stand up for myself, to speak when something makes me uncomfortable. Well, in the last month ALONE she has barged in on me naked 3 times, two because she picked the lock the the bathroom door and let herself in while I was in the shower because she needed to pee even though we have two bathrooms, and once when I was in my room. Despite me throwing my body into the door when I can (I always change by the door so I can do this) and screaming at her, she will put her foot in the door and push back on it and be pissed off that I try closing the door in her face and has the nerve to say I'm the rude one who crossed the line- It's all I can do to not pick up the closest object and smack her upside the face with it. I've told her calmly that's a boundary she needs to respect. But no, in her mind I'm just a pissed off child who is over reacting about being seen, not a fully developed adult who wants her body to be kept to herself and feels violated and nearly homicidal when someone forces a situation in which I am completely exposed to someone I do not want to be exposed to.

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Frank_n_Furter Frank_n_Furter

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Well obviously you are doing drugs in your room...

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Choosing who for sure would stay alive and who would die would be easy... Keep the strong and intelligent who pose as an asset to society and get rid of the bums and terminally ill (not to compare the terminally ill to bums).

It's choosing who falls in the middle that makes this a hard task. I wouldn't stop at a certain point between the strong and the ill/bums and say, "okay, this side lives and this side dies." Instead I would take maybe the top 20% and assure they live. Then take the lowest 20% and assure they die. From there, I would start with the elderly. Specifically those who are suffering and just kinda go from there until 50% of the population is eliminated.

It's also worth mentioning that OP doesn't state population of what... could be the population of a girl scout troop or the population of cattle in the world. I assumed world population like everyone else though.

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That's just screwing over the people from the bottom half of who you save. Those lowest 20% have the crappy jobs that people don't want, and now, you're forcing people to take them.

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For me, it would be that the top smartest 25% of the population instantly dies (excluding me and family/friends.)

Then, do it randomly (making sure family/friends survive.)

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Depends on what you mean by perform.

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buttfucking and bjs

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are you for or against bestiality?

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am i for or against vegetarianism?

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