Thread: Lottery pick-3 odds? View Single Post
2017-05-04, 10:56   #16
CRGreathouse

Aug 2006

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 Originally Posted by chalsall What I consider is the most sad is so few understand statistics. Take, for example, the Monty Hall problem. So few people understand that when given additional information (by a door being opened) their random guess should change to the alternative door.
I'm loathe to draw conclusion based on Monty Hall. I've seen many formulations which are underspecified, and the actual practice on the show does not match the mathematical version generally/always presented, so this seems like a questionable example to generalize from.