Paradox?. . If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct. im here now so what thet do you wan?
x
FJ is now mobile friendly. Try it out on your mobile browser!
Click to expand

Comments(192):

[ 192 comments ]
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #14 - paradox (09/01/2012) [-]
im here now so what thet **** do you wan?
User avatar #59 - ewowo (09/02/2012) [+] (30 replies)
I haven't seen anyone get this right.

0% is not an option. You can't pick it.

the options are:
25% which is wrong because there is a 50% chance of picking it.
50% which is wrong because there is a 25% chance of picking it.
60% which is wrong because there is a 25% chance of picking it.

None of the answers are correct. The question therefore, is inherently flawed.
#48 - memescomefromb (09/02/2012) [-]
DIDN'T WANT TO DO MATH ON SATURDAY, OP!    }:[
DIDN'T WANT TO DO MATH ON SATURDAY, OP! }:[
#6 - fourtardsunited (09/01/2012) [+] (12 replies)
User avatar #15 to #6 - herodan (09/01/2012) [-]
your right side will just get slammed into your right side and because there is no space without going through the other portal you will jjst slam into yourself until you are nothing more than particles, i think
#87 - robotekk (09/02/2012) [-]
At lest mention you word-for-word reposted from this, faggot op
#120 - freefan (09/02/2012) [-]
False. I'm ganna go with false on that one. Not ganna lie, I may have heard it before.
#28 - anonexplains (09/02/2012) [+] (2 replies)
There are 4 choices. The answer is either A, B, C, or D, so the chances of you picking the correct one regardless of its answer is 25%.
User avatar #29 to #28 - dishesaredone (09/02/2012) [-]
but there are 2 choices with 25%
User avatar #19 - jetpistol (09/01/2012) [-]
E) 20%
User avatar #160 - iHAXnoobs (09/02/2012) [-]
you're all looking at it wrong, it would be 25% but then there are two so it would be 50% but there is one so it would be 25% etc.. etc.. etc.. he never said "chose an answer at random what where your chances of getting it right" he said "IF" which means you do not have to choose the answer at random
TL;DR you don't have to choose a random answer that has nothing to do with it.
#3 - anonexplains (09/01/2012) [+] (9 replies)
The answer is "B".
User avatar #17 to #9 - Bion (09/01/2012) [-]
You forget that if B is the answer, then there is only a 25% chance of being correct. Which means that B is incorrect.
-2
#104 - nocturnavg **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #112 to #109 - shiibbyy (09/02/2012) [-]
Dont argue with stupidity. You cannot win this battle.
#91 - addictakilla (09/02/2012) [+] (8 replies)
Well from every ABCD multiple choice question, there is a 25% chance to be right. Therefore, the answer would be 25%, however, since there are 2 25% answers, your chance to answer correctly is 50%, since half of the answers are correct/the same.
#95 to #94 - fuckedbyapony (09/02/2012) [-]
But then that'd be a 25% chance again because there's only one 50%? meaning its actually a 50% chance because theres two 25%'s meaning its actually 50% and theres only one 50% making it a 25% chance again
AND SO ON...
#182 - tornadoofanger (09/02/2012) [-]
**** your **** , I do what I want
#103 - anonexplains (09/02/2012) [+] (3 replies)
50%, there is only one reply for 50% out of four replies therefore there is a 25% chance that you will pick it.
Since there are two 25% answers, there is a 50% chance of picking the response for 25%.
User avatar #105 to #103 - eonsmashface (09/02/2012) [-]
wouldn't that actually make it 1/3rd instead of 1/4th, because they are the same answer? or am I just tricking myself into believing I actually understand this?
User avatar #76 - theluppijackal (09/02/2012) [+] (8 replies)
Okay, this always pisses me off, let me break it down for you.
They whole point of this is picking an answer at random, but being correct.
You have 4 options, thus a 25% chance of picking any option.
Two of the answers are the same. Ignoring the math basis of the question, that being the odds of being correct, then you know 2/4 of them are either right or wrong.
With the two that are the same, you have a 50% chance of them being correct or incorrect. But either way you have a 50% chance of picking them.
Thus, we have a 50% chance of being correct. It's B. With the question proposed, the answer is B
#90 to #76 - CochonDanseur (09/02/2012) [-]
50% is the right answer. 50% is only listed once, therefore making 25% the right answer, which is listed twice, therefore making 50% the right answer....AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND OOOON!!!
User avatar #51 - Sambenmaggie (09/02/2012) [-]
If we assume that this is a standard multiple choice question, in which our options to select between are A, B, C, and D, then the odds of picking each answer are as follows:
50% chance of picking A or D (25%)
25% chance of picking B (50%)
25% chance of picking C (60%)

So, it's clear that none of the answers are correct. 25% can't be the right answer, since there's a 50% chance of picking it. Similarly, 50% can't be the right answer, since there's a 25% chance of picking it. And 60% isn't even superficially plausible.

Therefore, the chance that you'll be correct is 0%.
User avatar #64 - novren (09/02/2012) [+] (1 reply)
The answer is to be picked randomly. Therefore, their content doesn't matter, because you would have chosen randomly. The correct answer is "25%", but not "A)25%" because it's a random answer and you don't decide it.
User avatar #65 to #64 - novren (09/02/2012) [-]
**** , I don't even understand myself.
But you get the point, it's not a multiple choice, it's random, therefore you don't choose and the content of each answer doesn't matter.
User avatar #44 - kairuzesu (09/02/2012) [+] (4 replies)
this isn't that difficult of a question...and isn't much of a paradox...let me change it up...same basic idea

Who is Homers black friend at Moes and at work:
A: Carl
B: Lenny
C: Moe
D: Carl

now if you have never watched an episode of the simpsons you wouldn't know the answer is Carl, so if you were to guess because two of the answers are the same your odds went up to fifty percent of guessing correctly. Now back to the original Question

What are the odds of guessing correctly:
A:25
b:50
C:60
d:25
because two of the answers are the same it means the correct answer is B 50...

I also don't know why I bothered explaining this to people who probably already know the answer or don't actually care...and to the guy who posted the cat face below...you made my day
User avatar #47 to #44 - specialday (09/02/2012) [-]
The answer being different if talking about another question is a truism... But the original question is a difficult question and a paradox because you cannot pick the right answer without the answer immediately changing.
#20 - anonexplains (09/01/2012) [+] (3 replies)
In the end it is simple and it just depends how you see it, for clarity it's 50%. Why?

When doing multiple choice questions you're taught throughout your life to search for repeats:

What color is Jack?
Jack is white
Jack is not black
Jack is black
Jack is green
(with two relatively identical answers you can assume both are wrong)

so, 25% is listed twice meaning if you chose one you failed to chose the other so it's therefore wrong by default the remaining answers are 50% and 60% two choices, one answer guessing between these means that one in two answers is the right answer or there is a 50% chance to be right guessing between 50% and 60%

you're welcome.
User avatar #22 to #20 - dishesaredone (09/02/2012) [-]
I don't think your thoroughly thinking this paradox through
[ 192 comments ]
Leave a comment
 Friends (0)