mindfuck. . was more funny stuff at ,. The answer is B. If you were to to close your eyes and randomly point to an answer on the board you would have a 25% chance of selecting B. There are two option
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#279 - anonymous (10/24/2012) [-]
My random generator showed me the answer "hje57 7fjklå"

If you chose an answer at random the chance would most likely be 0%, but the question is poorly written.

What is the actual question? Do they mean "answer" or "alternative shown below"?
User avatar #255 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
25% because there are 4 answers.
User avatar #256 to #255 - XbloodwolfX (10/20/2012) [-]
Wrong, because there are two 25% answers. Meaning that there's a 50% chance of getting 25%. But there are two other answers, so that gives essentially three choices. So the correct answer isn't even on the board, which is 33.3%
User avatar #257 to #256 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
You are indubitably correct sir.
User avatar #260 to #257 - XbloodwolfX (10/20/2012) [-]
Though, it also depends on which answer is the right answer i suppose. Because if the answer is 25% then there is a 50% chance of getting it. But that would mean the answer is 50%, which there is only a 25% chance of getting. Which takes us back to "What if the answer was 25%"? It's a paradox. But i broke that paradox by just saying it would be a 33.3% chance :D
User avatar #275 to #260 - crahdol (10/21/2012) [-]
I find it funny that you try to apply general logic to the problem, even though you have realized it's a paradox.

None of the answers are correct, but at the same time, you could consider both A, B and D being correct at the same time.
User avatar #254 - victard (10/20/2012) [-]
The answer is B. If all the answers were different, your odds at random would be 25%, but revealing that two of the answers are correct makes it 50%. The trick is that the board asks what your odds are of answering THIS quesiton correctly, not just any multiple- choice question with four answers.
User avatar #276 to #254 - crahdol (10/21/2012) [-]
No, stupid!

It's a paradox!

If 50% would be the right answer you would only have 2% chance of randomly picking that answer, which brings you back to square one.
#281 to #276 - anonymous (10/26/2012) [-]
As there are 2 25% means It's not 25%.
So logical person would conclude that the 2 of those answers are not correct.
As so you have 50%, will you do the 25% or the 50%, but kinda means the correct answer would be 50%.
But ofcourse its a paradox and every1 has their own theory...
User avatar #252 - swetgamer (10/20/2012) [-]
25%

If you chose at ramdom, what the options says doesn't matter. Unless off-course that A and D counts as the same answer, in witch case it is a paradox.
User avatar #250 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
This is equally paradoxal to:

What would happen if pinnochio said: "My nose will grow now"?

(If nothing happens, it means he lied, which means his nose will grow, which mean he told the thruth, which means nothing would happen, which means he lied, which means his nose would grow, and so on.)

In this cane, answering 50% makes the answer to the question 25% which makes the answer 50% which makjes the answer 25% and so on
User avatar #253 to #250 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
Nothing would happen because he was neither lying nor telling the truth.
User avatar #258 to #253 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
But if nothing happens (i.e his his nose doesn't grow) it means he lied. If he lies his nose grows which would mean he told the truth, but his nose wonät grow if he's telling the truth.

You can't apply normal logic to a paradox. Every correct answer changes the condition which will also change which answer is correct.
User avatar #259 to #258 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
It's also not the statement it's how he himself feels emotionally, it would only move if he feels like he's lying.
User avatar #261 to #259 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
That's probably true, however, his feelings are an irellevant variable when in my example used for explaining a paradox. The conditions of the paradox is:

>Pinnochios nose grows when he lies.
>His nose doesn't grow when he's telling the truth.
What happens if he states: "My nose will now grow"?

Your first reply lacked nessecary reason for descussing a paradox, and now this comment is just trying to hide behind irellevant facts that deasent even change the fact the the original content acctually is a paradox, and that my example is not for explaining why pinochio's nose grows, but instead trying to examplify what a paradox is
#262 to #261 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
Alright you win I'm done, I just woke up and don't have full brain function going.
User avatar #266 to #262 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
DW, but i see now that some ******* thought it funny to thumb our comments down so I'll just neutralize that with some up thumbs, feel free to do the same.
User avatar #267 to #266 - darkjustifier (10/20/2012) [-]
Okey dokey all down thumb free I believe.
#244 - wrathofcraig (10/20/2012) [-]
Trick question: 100%
#243 - gammajk ONLINE (10/20/2012) [-]
50%, you either get it right or you don't
#241 - comicallotus (10/20/2012) [-]
25% chance of choosing the correct answer randomly; picking one answer out of 4.   
1/4 = 25%. but as we know, a & d are both 25% (2/4), so i guess that then means we have a 50% chance of choosing the correct answer. So the answer is D. 50%   
   
but in choosing as the correct answer as 50% that would then make the REAL correct answer 25%, since there is only a 25% chance of randomly picking 50%.    
   
I dont see anyway around it
25% chance of choosing the correct answer randomly; picking one answer out of 4.
1/4 = 25%. but as we know, a & d are both 25% (2/4), so i guess that then means we have a 50% chance of choosing the correct answer. So the answer is D. 50%

but in choosing as the correct answer as 50% that would then make the REAL correct answer 25%, since there is only a 25% chance of randomly picking 50%.

I dont see anyway around it
User avatar #247 to #241 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
Your reasoning is correct but incomplete. The problem is that your reasoning continues like this forever, making it a paradox. Every correct answer also changes the conditions for the initial question and , thus, changing the answer.

Like this
chance of picking ONE correct answer out of FOUR: 1/4 = 25% chance
chance of picking an answer that says 25%: 2/4 = 50%
chance of picking an answer that says 50%: 1/4 = 25%
chance of picking an answer that says 25%: 2/4 = 50%
chance of picking an answer that says 50%: 1/4 = 25%
chance of picking an answer that says 25%: 2/4 = 50%
chance of picking an answer that says 50%: 1/4 = 25%
etc.
User avatar #251 to #247 - comicallotus (10/20/2012) [-]
ye thank you, thats the point i was trying to make. --when you you've made the correct answer it changes the correct answer completely.
#240 - bentense (10/20/2012) [-]
E - all of the above
D - None of the above
#242 to #240 - bentense (10/20/2012) [-]
actually got that backwards
#237 - kgs (10/20/2012) [-]
For those of you who are seeing this now, my previous comment #47 is buried in the comments. Here it is again:

#47 - kgs (8 hours ago) [-]
0% It's a paradox. No matter what answer you choose, it's always wrong.
Correct answer will change with the answer you choose; It's either A/D or B, but when you choose A/D, correct answer becomes B & when you chose B, the correct answer becomes A/D.

This isn't a question of probability as much as it is logic. Pure probability cannot be paradoxical unless dealing with hypothesis..
User avatar #229 - kingkreidler (10/20/2012) [-]
as we don't know the question, we cannot know which answer is wrong.
User avatar #231 to #229 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
Of course we know the question (it's written on the blackboard). However, the answer is paradoxal.
User avatar #236 to #231 - kingkreidler (10/20/2012) [-]
no, we don't knwo the question. there is only one question, which chances we have to get the right answer to 'the question'. but there is no further question. we miss information, that's why there is no correct answer
User avatar #245 to #236 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
The "other" question doesn't exist. The question which the quistion refers to is "this question". What is the probability of answering correctly to THIS QUESTION, as in the question that you are currently reading.

What doesent exist though is a logical, rational answer. The answer is paradoxal, meaning that any answer changes the conditions for the question, thus changing the answer.
User avatar #246 to #245 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
sorry, question*
#238 to #236 - agagafdsgs (10/20/2012) [-]
we know it's not c
#227 - anonymous (10/20/2012) [-]
They're asking what the probability of picking the correct answer is. They're not asking what the correct answer is. This fact makes it a paradox.
> If you pick 1 answer randomly out of 4 there 1/4 thet it's correct 1/4 = 25%
> However, 2 of the answers say 25 %, so the probability of being correct is 2/4 = 50%
So the correct answer is 50%, well, no. Because theres ony 1/4 answers that say 50% so the answer would be 25%, which there are 2/4 answers of so now the answer is 50% etc. etc. etc.

It goes on linke that forever, you can't answer correctly on that question,
User avatar #230 to #227 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
Forgot to sign in... -.-
User avatar #224 - inToxicAsian (10/20/2012) [-]
It's. . . it's b?
User avatar #222 - fiftytwofruitcakes (10/20/2012) [-]
To save you all from reading the super genius theorem's being proposed down farther on this page, there's no ******* answer to this problem
#221 - doyoulikeapizza (10/20/2012) [-]
**doyoulikeapizza rolled a random image posted in comment #40 at What an idiot **
**doyoulikeapizza rolled a random image posted in comment #40 at What an idiot **
User avatar #220 - AresX (10/20/2012) [-]
e) 0%
User avatar #277 to #220 - crahdol (10/21/2012) [-]
You sir, are perfectly correct!
User avatar #217 - gmarrox (10/20/2012) [-]
The answer is 50%, but only one answer says 50%, so the answer is 25%.
User avatar #234 to #217 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,
but there's 2 answers thatsay 25% so the answer is 50%, but only 1 answer say 50% so the answer is 25%,

etc...
User avatar #264 to #234 - gmarrox (10/20/2012) [-]
1 answer a thousand times is still one answer.
User avatar #265 to #264 - crahdol (10/20/2012) [-]
You obviously didn't even read what i wrote, answering one answer will result in the conditions for the actual question changing, thus changing the answer.

> If you guess randomly at one answer out of fout, the chance of being correct is 25%
> Since the correct answer is 25% and 2 of the answers say 25% that means there's a 50% chance of being correct, now all of a sudden the ocrrect answer is 50 %
> But since there's only one answer that says 50% you will only have 25 % chance of guessing correctly.

and so the loop continues
it's called a paradox and you can't apply regular logic on it. Both answers are correct while, simultaneously, none of them are.
User avatar #271 to #265 - gmarrox (10/21/2012) [-]
I understand how a paradox works. I'm also saying that what you have is a sequence. Take one iteration of the sequence, and that's your answer.
User avatar #274 to #271 - crahdol (10/21/2012) [-]
It is not a sequence. It only needs to be explained in a sequence.
All the iterations occur at the same time, since both answers are simultaneously correct and incorrect all the time. As long as there are multiple answers that say 25% there can be no correct answer to the question.
#216 - anonymous (10/20/2012) [-]
B, because there is a 50% chance of picking A or D.
#223 to #216 - comicallotus (10/20/2012) [-]
but that makes the answer 50% and theres only a 25% chance of picking 50%.
but that makes the answer 50% and theres only a 25% chance of picking 50%.
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#212 - jamath (10/20/2012) [-]
mfw i took a first, and then a second glance
mfw i took a first, and then a second glance
#210 - anonymous (10/20/2012) [-]
25%, since there is a total of 4 answers, and one of them has to be correct. Noting, of course, that 25% is 1/4 of the 100%.
User avatar #218 to #210 - pohtaytow (10/20/2012) [-]
33%
User avatar #214 to #210 - mcgeeassy (10/20/2012) [-]
but two are 25% so, 50% is correct but that would make it so you would have 75% correct chance but 75% is not there (it would have been 100% anyway) so it's impossible to get it correct.
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