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.
So if no correct answer to the question exist,
The real answer is 0% and since it is not an option, so the chance to choose
at random is 0%, it is the correct answer
Paradox solved - there is an answer, only it is not listed
Is this a paradox?
10 - 2 =?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. ******
But the chance of picking of picking 25% is 50% Which means that the answer to the question is 50% regardless of its value. You have to take it at face value before applying it to one of the options.
There is no paradox here. There is a simple fallacy that voids all 4 answers.
Look at the question like this.
Is OP a faggot?
A)Possibly
B)Probably
C)No
D)Possibly
The correct answer to the question is yes, but since that's not one of the options you can't just settle for possibly or probably. Therefore the question is flawed.
This analogy is also SEVERELY flawed. But so is your logic so let's call it quits.
Im using simple Logic, I cant imagine how much you must over think everything in life. Your love making must be...horrid or wonderful..........and have a lot of cogs and levers....
Rule #1 of sex -> Trust your instincts. Don't apply logic where it is not needed.
I save up all my logic for arguments on the internet about stupid questions that are made to trick stupid people into having stupid arguments like this.
First, the task is to answer the question at random. You have 4 oppotunities that is 25% chance to be correct.
Second we observe that A and D are the same (25%) That leaves us with 3 possibol answers.
A-D 25%
B 50%
C 60%
When ever you have 3 oppotunities you have a 33,33% chance to be correct.
But the paradox is that the answer changes each time you choose an anser for exampel if you choose 60% you are 25% likely to be right. If you choose 25% you are 50% likely to be correct.
And it's impossibol to pick random when you allready have seen the numbers.
Me being a math fag, you can't consider A and D the same choice, but rather different ones, because you're choosing at random. But you got your paradox part right =P
No you thumbed it down because you're sad, lonely and bored. Which funnily enough is all the world views you as; sad, lonely and boring. How does it feel knowing no one loves you?
THIS IS TRUE AND BEFORE ANY ONE GIVES ME THAT ******** ABOUT MOVING PORTALS IN PORTAL 2...
the portals that move in portal 2, are not moving to the direction that the portal is facing
in portal 2 you shoot a portal at the ceiling so you could launch yourself up but the launch pad doesn't launch you high enough so glados helps you and lowers the ceiling. because the surface is now moving to the same direction that the portal is facing, your portal disappears and you have to place it again.
in the level where you must use the lasers to cut the pipes, the surface is moving along the portals x-axis, not Y so the portal doesnt disappear
In the entire game, there is only one moment where portals can actually move, and you've already pointed that out. Don't you think it's unsubstantiated though to draw conclusions only from that? I'm 99% sure the portals were just scripted in that case.
there's no reason for us not to believe that portals have some "laws of movement"
there have been demonstrations where portals haven't been able to move
and there's been a demonstration whee a portal has been able to move
so we can quite easily draw a conclusion that a portal can move, but only when the surface isn't rotating, moving diagonally or moving towards/away from the direction the portal is facing.
You're taking the game WAY too seriously. There have been exactly two demonstrations, and the chances are that they have just been scripted in without any deeper thought from the devs. Can you just please accept that this is a hypothethical scenario and that everyone knows that portals in the game cannot move.
There is no point getting pissed off over the internet over this.
Don't do this, please. There's always ONE person who just has to misunderstand the situation and state what everyone already knows: Portals cannot be placed on moving surfaces. This is a hypothetical scenario. If you want to nitpick, you could also argue that portals aren't real.
No, you misunderstand me, sir. I understand the situation. It's troll physics(hence the troll picture above). It's just the situation of the "Closing portal walls" couldn't be, because of the way the game was designed for portals cannot be placed on moving surfaces. At least in the case of Portal One, I may add. Anytime a portal was placed on a surface, and said surface moved, the portal would vanish. Therefore, in the image above, "Will you survive? If yes, where will you go?" would not even matter. The answer is, "No you will not survive." Given that the portals would vanish, and you'd ultimately be squished between two platforms.
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
addictakilla helped me on this, but im gonna explain it better
ignore the fact that answers are percents
If you choose a random answer, what is the %?
A. Red
B. Red
C. Blue
D. Green
If i picked randomly, there is a 50% chance of me picking red, 25 of blue and 25 of green. Now if you replace red blue and green with 25 50 and 60, the answer is still 50%. the fact that option B is 50 has no meaning.
"dont judge by the content of each answer, just the quantity of the total answers."
-addictakilla
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.
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%.