Re: I strongly disagree with Lee's answer

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 04:33:25 MDT

Amusing trivia :

This 3-door Monty problem was a thread that lasted six weeks on
the Usenet newsgroup: sci.math.num-analysis in the Summer of 1995.
It is unusual to have a topic generate that much discussion..
so be prepared!

At that time, the participants had divided themselves into
"two-thirdsers," and "one-halfers" and had vigorous debates.

I was so amused by the whole thing that I wrote an article about
this long thread for an Internet newsletter that I was writing for
at the time, and my spouse (now ex) wrote a simulation and put it on
the Web to show that the result had to be 2/3. I don't think that
simulation exists now, but it would be easy to write to prove
for yourself.


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