Introduction Image sources: Monty Hall | Marilyn vos Savant I came across the Monty Hall problem while revisiting my old statistics notes recently. The problem asks,
These assumptions are made: "(1) The host must always open a door that was not picked by the contestant. The Monty Hall problem became famous after Marilyn vos Savant published her answer that switching doors is the best strategy. She was right, to the surprise of many contemporary mathematicians. Now, this problem is a classic puzzle taught in statistics courses. The first time I saw the Monty Hall problem was in my AP Statistics class, and I remember how counterintuitive the solution seemed to me. I thought I'd have some fun by simulating the Monty Hall problem in R and writing up a mathematical explanation for the solution. |
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