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Survey: The Loaded Die!

Imagine that you have a loaded die (that’s the singular of ‘dice’). This means the die is biased. It’s not fair. If you roll it, the probability that you’ll get a \(4\) is higher than the probability of getting any other number. You roll the die a few times and analyze the data.

Decide which of the following is more likely to happen:

\[A. \quad 2, 5, 3, 4, 6\] \[B. \quad 4, 2, 5, 3, 4, 6\]

Drop a comment below with your answer, and please do not explain your answer because I don’t want anyone to get influenced by other peoples’ comments. Just a simple \(A\) or a \(B\) will suffice.

I’m going to bed now and when I wake up the next day I hope to see a lot of comments! :)

Until then!

Note by Mursalin Habib
3 years ago

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Option 1: A

Upvote this comment if you think it is right. Daniel Liu · 3 years ago

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Option 2: B

Upvote this comment if you think it is right. Daniel Liu · 3 years ago

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I say A. Finn Hulse · 2 years, 12 months ago

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Option B Pranjal Jain · 3 years ago

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Because apparently this one person's "day" meaning 15 days in real world, I decide to screw it and give my reasoning. Here, \(P(A), P(B), P(4)\) are probabilities of getting the sequence \(A\), the sequence \(B\), and the throw \(4\) in that order.

\(A\) is more likely. Note that \(P(B) = P(4) \cdot P(A) \le 1 \cdot P(A) = P(A)\), so the probability of getting \(B\) is less than or equal to \(A\). Ivan Koswara · 2 years, 11 months ago

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A Yannick Yao · 2 years, 11 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib It has been a day! Justin Wong · 3 years ago

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Option A Kavi Scidarth · 3 years ago

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B Vinod Chhallany · 3 years ago

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I see it's possible that both are equally likely to happen. But one option cannot be more likely than the other; it's either equally likely or less likely depending on the probability distribution. Ivan Koswara · 3 years ago

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@Ivan Koswara

But one option cannot be more likely than the other;

Why is that? If something is less likely to happen then something else, then that something else is more likely to happen than the first something. Daniel Liu · 3 years ago

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@Daniel Liu I mean one particular option cannot be more likely than the other one, not any one option cannot be more likely. Ambiguity; my bad. Ivan Koswara · 3 years ago

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B Syed Shamikh Shabbir · 3 years ago

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