Understanding the Monty Hall Problem

I was recently listening to a podcast that was recommended to me, and during one episode which discussed big-O theory, the Monty Hall problem was mentioned. The commentators talked a little about it, at which point they admitted to not ‘getting it’ and moved on. This motivated me to share my understanding of the problem because I think that as engineers we should be the ones who are able to grasp this concept and problems like it.

So here’s how I ‘got it’. It took some thinking, but in the end, it’s actually not too complicated. Continue reading


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