Math Question

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Maharaja, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Your on a game show and there are three large boxes. Two of them contain piles of shit while the other contains a million dollars.

    You PICK a box at random (not openning it yet), not knowing what is inside, and then the game show host opens one of the boxes, one he knows DOESN'T contain the money.

    After the game show host has allowed the smell to permeate the room you are given the option to switch doors. Would you switch doors? Does it make a difference if you do?

    This problem is pretty famous and many of you have probably heard of it (written in another way and without the "shit" obviously)...but if you haven't heard it try to figure it out, it's quite interesting...scroll down for the answer.
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    You should switch doors...You will win 2/3 if you switch doors.
     
  2. You have two jugs (a 5-gallon jug and a 3-gallon jug) and an unlimited supply of water.

    How to get exactly 4 gallons of water?

    This was on the movie "Die Hard With a Vengeance" the other night; although, I don't think the answer was given.
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    Fill the 3-gallon jug and empty it into the 5-gallon jug. Repeat. Empty the 5-gallon jug and poor the remainder of the water from the 3-gallon jug into the 5-gallon jug. Fill the 3-gallon jug and empty it into the 5-gallon jug. You now have 4 gallons of water.
     
  3. S S M

    If you always switch, you have 2/3 chance of M. If you always stick, you 1/3 chance of M.

    You pick S, then Monty picks S, leaving only money. This is 2 out of 3 possibilities. If you switch, you always get money.

    You pick M, monty picks S, you switch, you get S. This happens 1 out of 3 times.

    If anybody is unclear, draw a scheme.

    Marilyn Von Savant (real name) with a 200 iq, did not get the answer right, but MOnty Hall did!
     
  4. What is the next letter in the following series? Please do not spend more than a minute on this problem - either you'll solve it fairly quickly or you'll never solve it.

    n D d m G c __
     
  5. nitro

    nitro

    p, or perhaps b. I think b.

    nitro
     
  6. Not correct.

    Hint: You, of all people, should be able to solve this.
     
  7. nitro

    nitro

    LOL.

    L

    nitro :D
     
  8. Nice!!!!!
     
  9. Show a proof for Riemann's Hypothesis.
     
  10. What's the next number in this sequence?

    1 11 21 1211 111221 312211 ?
     
    #10     Mar 7, 2004