Probability and Games

Date: October 10, 2019
Speakers: Johann Thiel
Title: Probability and Games

Abstract: In this talk we will analyze various games of chance, including the Monty Hall Problem and Race to the Finish from Let’s Make a Deal and Plinko from The Price is Right. We will use both theoretical and computational methods to understand the probabilities of winning such games.

Here is the link to a Jupyter notebook describing our computations for the probabilities of winning a prize in Let’s Make a Deal’s Race to the Finish game.

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