Category: Riddles

Feb 07 2010

The Lottery Problem – Solved

We had the following riddle. Assume there are 2 different types of lottery. Lotto A makes you choose 6 numbers out of a possible 75,and lotto B where you choose 5 numbers out of a possible 60 and 1 ‘mega’ number out of a possible 40. Which lottery gives you the best odds?

Feb 05 2010

The Lottery Problem

Time for a pop quiz!

Jan 13 2010

Monty Hall Problem – Solved

Before the holidays I posted a question to you all to get your opinions. The question posed regarded the famous Monty Hall problem in which there are 3 doors and are told 1 has a fabulous present while the other 2 have goats. You select a random door and the host reveals one of the doors that have a goat and gives you a chance to switch doors if you want or not. The question was: is it better to keep the original door, switch doors, or are the odds the same?

Dec 30 2009

Monty Hall Problem

Time for a pop quiz!