You're given $15. Which of these bets would you gamble your $15 on?
Posted by Mac 9 years ago, closed 9 years ago
An 80 percent chance of winning $18.75
27%
A 40 percent chance of winning $37.50
36%
A 20 percent chance of winning $75
18%
A 5 percent chance of $300
17%
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jtown: Depends a lot on the situation but one of the first two. (No, I didn't bother to do the math to see which is "technically" correct.)
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Mac: Wow...That's a lotta votes!
aktaeon: Apparently, you're in good with Diebold and Acorn.
FoolProof: No, no. That IS a lot of votes! Did this poll get linked to by a blog or something?
jtown: Must be. I don't think LF has that many users.
FoolProof: Indeed. Something wrong in Filterland?
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crataegus: I want the 100% chance of winning $15 option.
FoolProof: How about a 100% chance of winning $14.95?
FoolProof: C'mon. We'll validate your parking.
jtown: That's a $7 value!
FoolProof: Yes, and you can do it as many times as you like while you're here.