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Monday, May 16, 2005

Let's Make a Deal Demonstration

On Friday, the TV show Numb3rs had the math professor Charlie teaching a "Math for Non-Mathematicians" class. He spelled out a statistical probability problem which is very basic but intuitively seems to give you an answer which is not correct. It took a little thinking on my part and then some convincing of my Dad for two of us to be on board. Both the Numb3rs blog and this University of Texas at Austin site help lay out the problem and solution. The link above actually demonstrates it.


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