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bushindo added an answer to a question Betting on red
Interesting puzzle. I'm getting some nonintuitive results...

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bushindo added an answer to a question 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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bushindo added an answer to a question 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.
winning.pdf

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bushindo added an answer to a question betting on a questionable game
You rang?

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bushindo added an answer to a question Winoc Sells
Here's my try

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bushindo added an answer to a question The Best Performer
I'm intrigued. How do people from your country solve this problem?

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bushindo added an answer to a question 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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bushindo added an answer to a question The Best Performer

bushindo added an answer to a question Slicing a pizza a whole different way
Recursive formula

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bushindo added an answer to a question Sunny skies over Titan?
Here's my answer

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bushindo added an answer to a question Whether to switch
I think I see where we agree and where we diverge now. This twoenvelope 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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bushindo added an answer to a question 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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bushindo added an answer to a question 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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bushindo added an answer to a question 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 setup. But I may be wrong, I often am.

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bushindo added an answer to a question 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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