Neatorama Posts Tagged "probability"
10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes...

Mental_floss has a list of ten paradoxes, dealing...  ...one of whom we know to be a boy. What then is the probability that the other child is a boy? The obvious answer...  ...d is a boy? The obvious answer is to say that the probability is 1/2—after all, the other child can only...  ...—namely MM, M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/29/10-Mind-Boggling-Paradoxes/
The Birthday Paradox at the World Cup...

The Birthday Paradox states that in a group of just 23 people, the odds that two of those people will have the same birthday is 50%. If the size of the group goes up to 70 people, there is more than a 99% chance that two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/17/The-Birthday-Paradox-at-the-World-Cup/
I Was Told There Would Be No Math...

The correct answer is "An African or a European swallow?" Or, for partial credit, "blue". Pencils down. Link -via Blame It on the Voices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/30/i-was-told-there-would-be-no-math/
Pigeons Outperform Humans at Monty Hall Dilemma...

The Monty Hall Problem is a common mathematical fallacy based on Monty Hall's game show Let's Make a Deal. It works like this: Imagine that you’re in a game show and your host shows you three doors. Behind one of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/03/pigeons-outperform-humans-at-monty-hall-dilemma/
How to Use Math to Choose a Spouse...

Chris Matyszczyk explains that the laws of probability indicate when you should settle for one prospecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/11/how-to-use-math-to-choose-a-spouse/
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