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    Monty Hall, Redux

    Maybe the code at the following link cheats, too?

    http://code.activestate.com/recipes/577374-monty-hall-problem/?in=lang-python
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    Proposition bets at the sports book? Ms. Ttthreee...

    Proposition bets at the sports book? Ms. Ttthreee might know.
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    No, you need to go up a level in abstraction. The...

    No, you need to go up a level in abstraction. The "model" is not a simple one (in which every possible number would be equally likely); so, the "weighted average" takes this into account--think about...
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    Roll Your Own

    Mgr. Aslan describes a spreadsheet that he made in posts #7 and #8 of this thread. If ZG and Dr. D. make such a spreadsheet and convince the Esquire to make a wager using such a spreadsheet (whose...
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    No, you would need to look at the digits of the...

    No, you would need to look at the digits of the "chosen" number. A model based on something like Benford's law (as a function of the digits of the seen number) would produce a likely distribution of...
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    A hint for you (and others who might be...

    A hint for you (and others who might be interested): The answer is probably related to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford's_law

    If one were to take the effort to do so, an analysis using...
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    No Bet For Bongo

    Apparently, the Esquire thinks the programmed game simulators cheat if my ability to interpret legalese is accurate...
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    If All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like Nails

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day. :eek:
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    Let's Make a Deal Without Collusion!

    sagefr0g: Try http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~crypto/Monty/montydoesnotknow.html
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    Let's Wager

    SoFlaLaw: I will give you 250 ZenZone Kudos for every win ("games stayed and won") less 100 ZenZone Kudos for every play ("games stayed") - minimum 30 plays:...
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    No Collusion, No Advantage

    SoFlaLaw must be an honest lawyer (if there can be such a thing) for not understanding the nature of collusion. The following article describes how the lack of collusion in the "Who Wants to Be a...
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    Information Is Money

    The game show host is privy to "information" that prevents him from choosing and revealing the desired prize. If the game show host were to open a door at random (and that door were to reveal a junk...
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    Deal Or No Deal

    I would not, but Jeebus probably would, try to encourage players to buy deals from the banker (moneychanger) and give a (common) reluctant-to-switch player a better proposition than keeping his or...
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    Ask Jeebus or the Pope? What would Jeebus do? ...

    Ask Jeebus or the Pope? What would Jeebus do?

    (Less obtusely, there is no reason to be an independent thinker... always rely on someone else's authority... it has worked for you all of your life...
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