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Guest Message by DevFuse


Member Since 17 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 02 2014 03:16 PM

#337282 Question about probabilities in a game of rock-paper-scissors

Posted by swordfish on 29 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

hello, i was wondering if any of you can help me figure this out.

I'm playing a game of rock-paper-scissors against a computer. My goal is to win 15 times in a row.
Let's say that the computer picks rock/paper/scissors in a completely random way; it doesn't use a pattern nor does it have AI.


My question is, if I were to play against the computer non-stop until i meet my goal (or i die), which approach would have the best chance of getting 15 wins in a row?

A. Keep playing ROCK all the way.

B. Using a pattern i.e. ROCK -> PAPER -> ROCK -> SCISSORS -> PAPER -> SCISSORS then repeat

C. Randomly choosing between rock/paper/scissors every round.

D. They are all equally bad/good.

E. The above are all crap, use this --> (INSERT BEST APPROACH HERE).

F. Other answer. (please specify)

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