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238: Beat the Odds?
Can you "beat the odds" in this game? Three Door Problem
Choose a door. You will be shown one of the doors that is not a winner. Your odds of winning have now increased! You now have the option of keeping your choice or changing your mind.
What will you do and will it make a difference in the outcome?
Play against a partner, keep track of your choices. Record your findings on a spreadsheet and your reasons why the outcome was expected or not.
- How many guesses would you need to make to increase your odds of choosing the winning door?
- Which stratagy works best, staying with your first choice or switching doors? Explain why!
Note: Make a spreadsheet of four columns - the first three representing a door and the last recording your loss or win. Fill in the cell below each door with a C for choice, S for switch or G for given.
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