Not sure if this should go here, in the Cafe, or elsewhere. Mods please move.
Wayne Brady just offered a contestant the classic Monty Hall Problem, Or did he?
Three “Boarding Passes” were offered to two contestants. Each contestant took one. They had to scan their pass to confirm that they had the trip.
Player one scanned their pass and Zonked, declining a Living Room group “sure thing”.
Player two was given a few options : Scan their pass, Switch their pass with the remaining pass, or to take the same Living room group.
Player took the Living Room, her pass was another Zonk ticket, leaving the remaining ticket as the only “good” ticket.
Does this qualify as a Monty Hall Problem?
I mean, I can see it argued either way. Given the outcome, I must assume that the player wasn’t aware of the Original Monty Hall Problem.
I mean, I Would have jumpped at the option to switch tickets. But the switch was to the only remaining ticket. I guess this changes the problem just enough, as to not qualify for a pure Monty Hall Problem.