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Topic: Beating the Odds?
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David C. Ullrich

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Re: Beating the Odds?
Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:14 AM
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On Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:29:09 -0800, William Elliot <>

>There is a fair coin with a different integer on each side that you can't
>see and you have no clue how these integers were selected. The coin is
>flipped and you get to see what comes up. You must guess if that was the
>larger of the two numbers or not. Can you do so with probability > 1/2?

Of course not. Seeing one side gives you no information about
what's on the other side.

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