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Priceless pearls


Best Answer superprismatic, 13 December 2013 - 12:53 AM

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#1 BMAD

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:30 AM

Yragle the pirate has 100 white pearls and 100 black pearls. The white pearls are worthless, the black pearls are priceless. He will let you distribute the pearls between two sacks, labeled "Heads" and "Tails." After you distribute the pearls, you flip a fair coin and choose a pearl at random from the corresponding sack. How should you distribute the pearls between the two sacks to maximize your odds of getting a black pearl?


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:53 AM   Best Answer

Spoiler for first thought


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:36 PM

Agree with SP. This is a classic.
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