Paradox?. . If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct. im here now so what thet do you wan?
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If you choose an answer to this question
at random, what is the chance you will be correct
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User avatar #14 - paradox (09/01/2012) [-]
im here now so what thet **** do you wan?
User avatar #59 - ewowo (09/02/2012) [+] (30 replies)
I haven't seen anyone get this right.

0% is not an option. You can't pick it.

the options are:
25% which is wrong because there is a 50% chance of picking it.
50% which is wrong because there is a 25% chance of picking it.
60% which is wrong because there is a 25% chance of picking it.

None of the answers are correct. The question therefore, is inherently flawed.
#48 - memescomefromb ONLINE (09/02/2012) [-]
#178 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [+] (7 replies)
First, the task is to answer the question at random. You have 4 oppotunities that is 25% chance to be correct.

Second we observe that A and D are the same (25%) That leaves us with 3 possibol answers.
A-D 25%
B 50%
C 60%

When ever you have 3 oppotunities you have a 33,33% chance to be correct.

But the paradox is that the answer changes each time you choose an anser for exampel if you choose 60% you are 25% likely to be right. If you choose 25% you are 50% likely to be correct.

And it's impossibol to pick random when you allready have seen the numbers.
#6 - fourtardsunited (09/01/2012) [+] (12 replies)
User avatar #15 to #6 - herodan (09/01/2012) [-]
your right side will just get slammed into your right side and because there is no space without going through the other portal you will jjst slam into yourself until you are nothing more than particles, i think
#87 - robotekk (09/02/2012) [-]
At lest mention you word-for-word reposted from this, faggot op
#120 - freefan (09/02/2012) [-]
False. I'm ganna go with false on that one. Not ganna lie, I may have heard it before.
#28 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [+] (2 replies)
There are 4 choices. The answer is either A, B, C, or D, so the chances of you picking the correct one regardless of its answer is 25%.
User avatar #29 to #28 - dishesaredone (09/02/2012) [-]
but there are 2 choices with 25%
User avatar #19 - jetpistol (09/01/2012) [-]
E) 20%
#40 - ragingbrony ONLINE (09/02/2012) [-]
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User avatar #160 - iHAXnoobs (09/02/2012) [-]
you're all looking at it wrong, it would be 25% but then there are two so it would be 50% but there is one so it would be 25% etc.. etc.. etc.. he never said "chose an answer at random what where your chances of getting it right" he said "IF" which means you do not have to choose the answer at random
TL;DR you don't have to choose a random answer that has nothing to do with it.
User avatar #129 - arziben (09/02/2012) [+] (5 replies)

#133 to #129 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [-]
The point is that you DIDNT choose that at random.

You figured out that there were 2 answers with the correct.

So you did it wrong.

******* noob.
#3 - anonymous (09/01/2012) [+] (9 replies)
The answer is "B".
User avatar #17 to #9 - Bion ONLINE (09/01/2012) [-]
You forget that if B is the answer, then there is only a 25% chance of being correct. Which means that B is incorrect.
#104 - nocturnavg **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #112 to #109 - shiibbyy (09/02/2012) [-]
Dont argue with stupidity. You cannot win this battle.
#101 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [-]
addictakilla helped me on this, but im gonna explain it better
ignore the fact that answers are percents
If you choose a random answer, what is the %?

A. Red
B. Red
C. Blue
D. Green

If i picked randomly, there is a 50% chance of me picking red, 25 of blue and 25 of green. Now if you replace red blue and green with 25 50 and 60, the answer is still 50%. the fact that option B is 50 has no meaning.
"dont judge by the content of each answer, just the quantity of the total answers."
#91 - addictakilla (09/02/2012) [+] (8 replies)
Well from every ABCD multiple choice question, there is a 25% chance to be right. Therefore, the answer would be 25%, however, since there are 2 25% answers, your chance to answer correctly is 50%, since half of the answers are correct/the same.
#95 to #94 - fuckedbyapony (09/02/2012) [-]
But then that'd be a 25% chance again because there's only one 50%? meaning its actually a 50% chance because theres two 25%'s meaning its actually 50% and theres only one 50% making it a 25% chance again
#122 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [-]
everyone is incorrect it is c. 60 %
because it works everytime
#103 - anonymous (09/02/2012) [+] (3 replies)
50%, there is only one reply for 50% out of four replies therefore there is a 25% chance that you will pick it.
Since there are two 25% answers, there is a 50% chance of picking the response for 25%.
User avatar #105 to #103 - eonsmashface (09/02/2012) [-]
wouldn't that actually make it 1/3rd instead of 1/4th, because they are the same answer? or am I just tricking myself into believing I actually understand this?
User avatar #76 - theluppijackal (09/02/2012) [+] (8 replies)
Okay, this always pisses me off, let me break it down for you.
They whole point of this is picking an answer at random, but being correct.
You have 4 options, thus a 25% chance of picking any option.
Two of the answers are the same. Ignoring the math basis of the question, that being the odds of being correct, then you know 2/4 of them are either right or wrong.
With the two that are the same, you have a 50% chance of them being correct or incorrect. But either way you have a 50% chance of picking them.
Thus, we have a 50% chance of being correct. It's B. With the question proposed, the answer is B
#90 to #76 - CochonDanseur (09/02/2012) [-]
50% is the right answer. 50% is only listed once, therefore making 25% the right answer, which is listed twice, therefore making 50% the right answer....AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND OOOON!!!
User avatar #51 - Sambenmaggie (09/02/2012) [-]
If we assume that this is a standard multiple choice question, in which our options to select between are A, B, C, and D, then the odds of picking each answer are as follows:
50% chance of picking A or D (25%)
25% chance of picking B (50%)
25% chance of picking C (60%)

So, it's clear that none of the answers are correct. 25% can't be the right answer, since there's a 50% chance of picking it. Similarly, 50% can't be the right answer, since there's a 25% chance of picking it. And 60% isn't even superficially plausible.

Therefore, the chance that you'll be correct is 0%.
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