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Puzzle of the day

Simpson’s paradox is a classic puzzle discussed in introductory statistics courses worldwide. That is, when confronted with a Simpson’s paradox, where two different choices seem to compete for being the best choice depending on how the data is partitioned, which choice should one choose? Continue reading

Puzzle of the day

Three prisoners are in separate cells and are all sentenced to death. The governor selected one at random to be pardoned. The guard knows who is going to be pardoned but won’t say. Continue reading

Puzzle of the day

I have three boxes, each with 2 compartments. One has two gold bars, one two silver bars and one has one gold and one silver bar. You choose a box at random and open a compartment at random. If that bar is gold, what is the probability that the other bar in the box is also gold? Continue reading

Puzzle of the day

“Last week, the heat in my apartment crapped out because my water heater broke. I went to a person, showed him the water heater, he used a bunch of spare parts and then fixed it. I paid him for the repairs.” Continue reading