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  1. bushindo added a post in a topic Betting on red   

    Interesting puzzle. I'm getting some non-intuitive results...
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  2. bushindo added a post in a topic Comparing gambling systems   


    Thanks for the code. I think I see what is causing the discrepancy between the simulation results. I made a mistake in transcribing the game probabilities...



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  3. bushindo added a post in a topic Comparing gambling systems   



    Excellent insight, bonanova. The idea of using log is brilliant. However, my coding (and theoretical results) disagree with the simulation shown you and prime.





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  4. bushindo added a post in a topic betting on a questionable game   


    You rang?




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  5. bushindo added a post in a topic Winoc Sells   


    Here's my try



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  6. bushindo added a post in a topic The Best Performer   


    I'm intrigued. How do people from your country solve this problem?
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  7. bushindo added a post in a topic The Best Performer   


    Let a, b, c, and d stand for the fraction of a project that A, B, C, and D can do within each day, respectively.



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  8. bushindo added a post in a topic The Best Performer   

  9. bushindo added a post in a topic Slicing a pizza a whole different way   


    Recursive formula



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  10. bushindo added a post in a topic Sunny skies over Titan?   

    Here's my answer



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  11. bushindo added a post in a topic Whether to switch   


    I think I see where we agree and where we diverge now. This two-envelope paradox has two variants,

    A) There are two envelopes, both of which are unopened. We reach the same conclusion on this one.





    B) One of the envelope is opened and has $1000. This is where we disagree




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  12. bushindo added a post in a topic Whether to switch   


    Can you clarify the part highlighted in red? Do you mean specifically to generate N random numbers from the uniform distribution between, say, 0 and L?

    If I'm writing code for this experiment, I can't generate a random number without telling the computer precisely which probability distribution to use (and the corresponding distribution parameters). Most computer programs, for instance, will allow one to generate a random number uniformly between [0, L], but then you will need to supply the value for the upper limit L. (Reverend Bayes, is that you?)

    Randomness comes in many forms (e.g., normal, uniform, exponential, etc. ) and I don't think it is possible to generate random numbers without specifying which probability distribution we are working with.
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  13. bushindo added a post in a topic Division of a Will   


    If we want to maximize the minimum perceived percentage plus making sure that no one thinks someone else is receiving more money, then here's an approximate strategy



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  14. bushindo added a post in a topic Whether to switch   


    I'd love to hear about this experiment that does not depend on the probability distribution of how much money is in A and B. My feeling is that Reverends Bayes is hiding somewhere, possibly heavily disguised, in the set-up. But I may be wrong, I often am.
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  15. bushindo added a post in a topic Division of a Will   


    If you are trying to maximize the minimum perceived percentage of the value, then you can divide the property in the following manner



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