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post #163 of 180
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

You choose the other cup, because its still 3 cups, so its now 2/3 chance. If you keep the original its 1/3 because you didn't change anything.

Yeah, but to elaborate on this explanation a little more ... because it's what finally made me understand.  Look at it slightly differently:

 

Let's say he offers you the chance to switch from the ONE cup you chose to BOTH of the other cups prior to him flipping over anything, then he'll flip over one of them that doesn't contain the diamond after you switch.  You wouldn't hesitate, right?  You would know that your chances would go immediately from 33% to 67%.  Well, that is exactly what he did, he just flipped it first.

post #164 of 180
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Originally Posted by Always an 80 View Post

So how then do we solve the problem of the clingy girlfriend? That was the next one right?!
Is that you Rory?
post #165 of 180
Wording insufficient Golfingdad. Please elaborate for me. Thanks
post #166 of 180

Pretty much solved. lol

This was the way I got the answer to stick in my brain:

post #167 of 180
Har!
post #168 of 180
New one.....

I am a tennis pro. I get married and retire to settle down. My wife loves everything. Soon I have nothing. What am I ?
post #169 of 180
I know I went out of turn. I apologize. I just had a beer and got silly. Humorous me anyway please. I think some of your answers might be hilarious!
post #170 of 180
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Always an 80 View Post

New one.....

I am a tennis pro. I get married and retire to settle down. My wife loves everything. Soon I have nothing. What am I ?

 

You are still a tennis pro, no?

post #171 of 180
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

You are still a tennis pro, no?
I can still teach. But I am not in tennis any longer. I have eleven racquets for sale tho. Wanna buy one?
post #172 of 180
Hint...I am being a bit snarky. Come on guys. Do your worst! Lol
post #173 of 180
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Always an 80 View Post

Hint...I am being a bit snarky. Come on guys. Do your worst! Lol

 

Either I'm confused or you don't seem to really get the purpose of this thread. And please multiquote: New to The Sand Trap? Little Things Members Expect and Ask of Fellow Members . Not just this thread but others as well…

 

Let's have someone post a new riddle or puzzle, please.

post #174 of 180
Just trying to lighten things up in a humanistic kind of way. I apologize. Thought Id throw some commonality in for fun sake. Cannot find my riddle book anyway. I shall retire and return no more. You have prevailed with a rather over starched collar. I concede.
post #175 of 180
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Yeah, but to elaborate on this explanation a little more ... because it's what finally made me understand. 

 

People are belligerent about this one too.  I use this example.......

 

Let's say you have TEN cups and a diamond under one.

Pick the one you think has the diamond.

 

NOW....Monte removes EIGHT of the other cups and shows you there is no diamond under them.

 

Do you switch to the remaining cup?  Or stick with the cup you chose back when it was a 10% chance of winning?

post #176 of 180
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Originally Posted by rehmwa View Post
 

 

People are belligerent about this one too.

LOL ... I know because there was a time when I was one of those people! :-P

post #177 of 180

I have a glass (simple glass, perfect right cylinder).

 

I 'looks' half full.

How can I confirm it really is half full?   (I have nothing other than the glass, the water in it, and me.)

post #178 of 180
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Originally Posted by Always an 80 View Post

Just trying to lighten things up in a humanistic kind of way. I apologize. Thought Id throw some commonality in for fun sake. Cannot find my riddle book anyway. I shall retire and return no more. You have prevailed with a rather over starched collar. I concede.

No one asked you to go away, we are asking you to not post several times in a row (to multiquote).
post #179 of 180

A couple of trivia questions:

 

What was the size of the golf cup/hole in the very first British Open?

 

Where did participants tee off from in the very first British Open?

post #180 of 180
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pave View Post

A couple of trivia questions:

What was the size of the golf cup/hole in the very first British Open?

Where did participants tee off from in the very first British Open?

Those aren't puzzles or riddles. This isn't a trivia thread.
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