tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post7184417683123404177..comments2024-10-13T05:59:50.535-04:00Comments on Tamara Narayan, Author: M is for . . .Tamara Narayanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03725262301091012950noreply@blogger.comBlogger18125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-13784242273369955812015-04-17T07:59:15.824-04:002015-04-17T07:59:15.824-04:00I love reading about stuff like this. But wait! Th...I love reading about stuff like this. But wait! The wikipedia version is confusing: "You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat."<br />They make it sound as though the contestant chose door no. 1 and the host deliberately opened door no. 3!Deniz Bevanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17134553551048836979noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-67677809586274661812015-04-17T00:59:35.070-04:002015-04-17T00:59:35.070-04:00For more mathematical conundrums, look up the math...For more mathematical conundrums, look up the math monsters. They will break your mind because they both obey and break logic: SO. MUCH. FUN. (Nova has a good explanation on the Fractal episode)Renahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02767762370997304308noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-37498411632357432762015-04-16T10:36:15.319-04:002015-04-16T10:36:15.319-04:00Whoa. Now I'm confused.Whoa. Now I'm confused.Tamara Narayanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03725262301091012950noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-58580049677249632132015-04-16T07:39:07.493-04:002015-04-16T07:39:07.493-04:00Mmmm! Are you sure it works? Interesting.Mmmm! Are you sure it works? Interesting.keiths ramblingshttp://keithsramblings.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-68922077276289758532015-04-16T02:22:03.865-04:002015-04-16T02:22:03.865-04:00I wish I would've known this trick years ago, ...I wish I would've known this trick years ago, so I could've stuffed my purse with everything under the kitchen sink, and headed straight to the show! I'll have to see if I can stump my son with this math problem. Thanks Tamara!<br /><br />JulieEmpty Nest Insiderhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10074223969046687064noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-39256102155487800442015-04-16T01:10:03.262-04:002015-04-16T01:10:03.262-04:00I totally watched the games, but here's anothe...I totally watched the games, but here's another conundrum to add to the statistics of the choice: If you change your vote, only half of the time will that be the right choice. <br /><br />Even though, yes, the odds are that you had a wrong door going into the challenge, if you do a statistical regression for after the fact choices, it's a straight fifty fifty because the probability of it being one of the two remaining doors gets upgraded. That is to say, if you swap doors, you're right half of the time and wrong half the time (CRAZY). <br /><br />The mind boggling part about this conundrum is that if you pulled out a coin and flipped it to check which door to pick, even if the coin landed on the door you already had picked, the 33.333% chance door, the coin is going to be correct exactly half of the time. <br /><br />I love math, but I am no mathemagicianRenahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02767762370997304308noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-65158665125463895472015-04-15T22:38:15.011-04:002015-04-15T22:38:15.011-04:00This sounds fascinating. Math always confuses me!...This sounds fascinating. Math always confuses me! :) <br />~JessDMShttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04202502753961748992noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-57717852540219682502015-04-15T21:45:38.707-04:002015-04-15T21:45:38.707-04:00Maybe I wanted the goat... ;)
But seriously, it...Maybe I wanted the goat... ;)<br />But seriously, it's a fascinating maths problem.Lynda R Young as Elle Cardyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09975442291393246148noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-51834920899593732142015-04-15T20:43:36.485-04:002015-04-15T20:43:36.485-04:00I literally had to read the problem - and the solu...I literally had to read the problem - and the solution - twice before I got it :)<br /><br />Such a silly goat... cheesy, yes, I know :)<br />Mark Koopmanshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03634424953074803816noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-26507934754036645392015-04-15T17:21:34.266-04:002015-04-15T17:21:34.266-04:00Whatever I did, I would probably end up with a goa...Whatever I did, I would probably end up with a goat!Nick Wilfordhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03841776353790635132noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-81655514455057079852015-04-15T15:22:26.641-04:002015-04-15T15:22:26.641-04:00Now that's interesting. Need to remember to sw...Now that's interesting. Need to remember to switch. I think my instinct would have been to stay with my first choice.<br />Inventions by Women A-Z<br /><a href="http://shells-tales-sails.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Shells–Tales–Sails</a><br />Sharon Himslhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08835934582653243661noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-63473751343468552862015-04-15T15:19:34.166-04:002015-04-15T15:19:34.166-04:00I am not good with games of probability, and I gue...I am not good with games of probability, and I guess following the advice of this game I could get better. However, if I were on a show or put on the spot to make a decision between one of three doors, oh boy would I feel indecisive!Jhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11147781152448695481noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-73138549939351721022015-04-15T12:56:09.624-04:002015-04-15T12:56:09.624-04:00ha. Before reading this I probably would have stuc...ha. Before reading this I probably would have stuck with my first choice. Thanks for the insight!Mandyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00415510811585368037noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-71233469085740701292015-04-15T12:11:20.374-04:002015-04-15T12:11:20.374-04:00I would not switch. I was never good at math anyw...I would not switch. I was never good at math anyway. Gut instinct is more my speed. Then, of course, if I wound up with the goat, I would have been kicking myself and saying “Darn it!” “I knew I shoulda switched!”lyndagracehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13530605081989558341noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-53973564318216939252015-04-15T11:02:20.190-04:002015-04-15T11:02:20.190-04:00So that's where the concept behind Let's M...So that's where the concept behind Let's Make A Deal comes from. :)David P. Kinghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17259276981865439853noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-65355171430378177662015-04-15T10:17:57.150-04:002015-04-15T10:17:57.150-04:00That's interesting to know. I would probably s...That's interesting to know. I would probably switch just because I tend to second guess myself anyway.Sarah Fosterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09481750127533816819noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-46814547267910186342015-04-15T09:26:32.555-04:002015-04-15T09:26:32.555-04:00I am surprised. Teachers always said to stick with...I am surprised. Teachers always said to stick with your initial gut instinct and most often when a student changed their answer at the last minute they were wrong and what they first thought was right.Chrys Feyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11955009490266358041noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-745739374736825108.post-7667960300821809622015-04-15T08:45:41.099-04:002015-04-15T08:45:41.099-04:00I probably wouldn't switch. It's when I st...I probably wouldn't switch. It's when I start second guessing myself that I mess up.L. Diane Wolfehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06425864276166334896noreply@blogger.com