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The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser

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Mathematicians call it the Monty Hall Problem, and it is one of the most interesting mathematical brain teasers of recent times. Imagine that you face three doors, behind one of which is a prize. You choose one but do not open it. The host--call him Monty Hall--opens a different door, always choosing one he knows to be empty. Left with two doors, will you do better by stic ...more
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Published May 4th 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Kyle Bunkers
I don't ever seem to be disappointed by Jason Rosenhouse's books, and this book heartily lives up to that standard. Dr. Rosenhouse does a great job of explaining the possible solutions to the Monty Hall problem and looking at why we poor humans are so bad at getting the solution. He also takes us through a bunch of variations of the Monty Hall problem, which if the original didn't trip you up, you are almost assuredly going to be tripped up by one variation or other.

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