The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

Apparently Mythbusters took a stab at the Monty Hall Problem last night. I missed it because I have poor-man’s cable. But I’ve already gotten requests to explain it. (UPDATE: Here’s The Math Behind the Monty Hall Problem.)

There’s two ways to explain it:

It’s Thanksgiving here in Texas and I have to make two batches of Aunt Margaret’s Cheesy Potato Casserole. I’d much rather explain this the hard way, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow – cheesy potatoes call…

In the meantime, check out the easy way. This is a great video explaining intuitively what’s going on:

So how about it? Do you get it? Can’t wait ’til tomorrow’s video? What are you making for your Thanksgiving dish? Share all your answers in the comments.

And Happy Thanksgiving!

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2 Responses to The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

  1. I don’t understand. You only have to pick from two doors that you don’t know what’s behind, so the chance is 50/50.

    • That’s the point, Dave. It’s kinda not that simple. Creepy and weird, though, for sure!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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