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.
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
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.
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.
The correct answer would be 25% as there are 4 answers and you are picking one of them ( 1/4 = .25 ).
And this qestions has two answers that say 25%. So 2 of 4 questions are correct, therefore it should be 50% of random picks are correct.
It is quite confusing though because only to this question there are 2 correct answers. Usually you have just one correct out of many and in this case this would be 1 out of 4, ergo 25 percent... man, I love how paradoxons make me feel :D
dont mean to question your intelligence but if you did pick at random no matter what you would have a 50% chance of getting it right there fore it is 50% because the corect answer is A&D.
It's a paradox in this case. For four answer multiple choice questions, you would normally have a 25% chance of getting the right answer at random; however, since there are two 25%s you would then have 50% of getting the two correct answer, but that would mean that the answer to this particular question would technically be 50%. It's a circle of logic where one contradicts the others.
Except if the answer was 50%, there aren't 2 50% answers, so then that makes the answer 25%, thus making a complete circle, a paradox, there is no answer.
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.
There are 4 answers total. Don't judge by the content of each answer, just the quantity of total answers. There are 4. In the instance that each is different, there is a 25% chance to answer correctly. So, you know that any answer that contains 25% is correct. Since 2 of 4 answers are 25%, then 2 of 4 answers are correct, or 50%.
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...
Like there's a 50% chance that theres a 25% chance that some butthurtfag wants to thumb down all logic on fj
I wasnt wrong. The answer is 50%, but it is also 25%. I explained it as bes I could. Sorry if I was wrong.
Each answer gives a different answer meaning there can never be a conclusive answer and that is why it is a paradox, you're not necessarily wrong as there is no right answer
Don't worry about the thumbs i saved you :)
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%.
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?
It can't be 1/3. there are four potential answers, there can be a 0/4 chance, a 1/4 chance, a 2/4, 3/4, or 4/4. It is impossible for there to be a 1/3 chance.
To try to further explain why. Assume the correct answer is 50%, it doesn't matter why, just assume this to be true.
That means only one letter, letter B is the right answer.
It only one of the four answers is the correct answer to the question, that means there is a 25% chance of picking that answer.
Since there are two answers for 25%, that means there is a 2/4 chance of picking the correct answer, or a 50% chance.
Even if you disagree with this explanation, there is no way for it to be a 1/3 chance.
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
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!!!
You are simply not understanding the paradox at hand. If 50% is the correct answer to the question, then there is a 25% chance that we will pick that answer, thus making 50% wrong.
However, if you believe the basis of the question is being random rather than correct, it's then A or D. you can be right either way. It's not a paradox, it's grammatical semantics.
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%.
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.
**** , 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.
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
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.
Well if the original odds are 1/4, but two answers are the same, you have a 50% for A/D, 25% for B and 25% for C. Why did you assume that A/D is the right choice, thus making B the right choice? Because if B becomes the right choice, that means the right choice is only 1/4 which is 25%... Which means that the right choice is A & D, which is 1/2, which is B for 50%, which is 1/4, and so on and so forth.
So maybe I just don't get your interpretation of it, but I believe the idea is that arriving at a correct answer changes the answer and gives you the wrong answer.
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%