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Paradox?
By: dishesaredone
If you choose an answer to this question
at random, what is the chance you will be correct
at random, what is the chance you will be correct
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What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#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.
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.
#28

Womens Study Major (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%.
#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.
TL;DR you don't have to choose a random answer that has nothing to do with it.
#103

Womens Study Major (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%.
Since there are two 25% answers, there is a 50% chance of picking the response for 25%.
#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
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
#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%.
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%.