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Probability Problem [Pic]. What percentage of I-A-Bers can answer this? You may now strap on your mind f*ck helmet.
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yoda141
Male, 18-29, S. America
 268 Posts
Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:47:35 PM
It's a paradox, no real solution. And no, it`s not 0% either. You run into a contradiction no matter which starting point (25% or 50%) you begin your reasoning with. in other words, the "right answer" is recursive onto itself, you need to "define the right answer to define the right answer".

uatme
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1024 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 5:32:57 PM
@Psychic_Will if you can just change the problem.. just only put 1 answer and make it 1. Better yet just make it a statement saying you are correct.

Anshin
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 126 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:55:05 PM
Ah, I thought it said "What percentage of bears could answer this?"
I was tricked.

Psychic_Will
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:00:04 PM
If I chose an answer to the question in this image at random, assuming that I can only randomly choose one of the given answers A) through D), There would be no chance of my being correct; I would have a 0% chance. 0%, however, is not an option (this possibility will be addressed later), so this is an unsolvable question with the given choices. This will be shown presently:

A): Because 25% is listed as an option twice, meaning it occurs 50% of the time, randomly choosing an answer causes 25% to turn up 50% of the time. The answer here and in D) is 25%, not 50%. This answer is wrong.

B): The answer 50% only turns up once. Since there are 4 answers, it turns up 25% of the time. The answer B) is 50%, not 25%. This answer is also wrong.

C): This answer is wrong because none of the options turn up 60% of the time.

D): This answer is wrong for the same reason that A) was wrong.

Adding an answer E): 0%, would seem right, but in fact wou

Psychic_Will
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:59:42 PM
ldn't be, truly, because it would contradict itself. If you were never right, then how could E) (0%) be a correct answer? As such, those who said that 0% is the right answer were only partially correct. While there is no correct answer as is, saying 0% is the right answer and should be there as E) would cause it to be a paradoxical answer, being wrong because it`s right (since there is no right answer, it’s correct, but by being correct it becomes the right answer, making it wrong) and right because it`s wrong (now that 0% has been determined to be wrong, it can be right again, bringing us back to the previous parenthetical phrase). Those who simply said 0%, without suggesting it be added as E), were really right, but not technically as correct as they could have been, considering how they`d simply dismissed the problem as unsolvable even with modification (which it isn’t) or simply didn`t think that far. The way I see it, the best way to alter and solve this problem w

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