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Best Answer bonanova, 16 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

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#1 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

There are satchels where 2 has  paper, 2 has scissors and 2 has rock inside.
2 contestants picks up one satchel each, open them to determine who wins.
Then picks up another to determine who wins. 2 wins is needed to determine  
the winner of the contest. What is the chance of winning 2 in a row ?

 


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:04 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

Does the OP want to know what the chances are of you as a player winning two in a row are?  Or what the chances are of either player winning two in a row?

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

The OP does not say there is a third contest, but I can see how it's implied.
"In a row" is redundant if not.
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