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The famous Sleeping Beauty problem has divided probability theorists, decision theorists and philosophers for over 15 years. Puzzle columnist Pradeep Mutalik claims to have discovered the source of confusion.
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Why Sleeping Beauty Is Lost in Time

The famous Sleeping Beauty problem has divided probability theorists, decision theorists and philosophers for over 15 years. Puzzle columnist Pradeep Mutalik claims to have discovered the source of confusion.

The solution to this month’s puzzle gets to the bottom of the famously ambiguous Sleeping Beauty probability problem.
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Solution: ‘Sleeping Beauty’s Dilemma’

The solution to this month’s puzzle gets to the bottom of the famously ambiguous Sleeping Beauty probability problem.

Like a visually ambiguous Necker cube, the famous Sleeping Beauty problem can be perceived in two seemingly valid ways.
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Sleeping Beauty’s Necker Cube Dilemma

Like a visually ambiguous Necker cube, the famous Sleeping Beauty problem can be perceived in two seemingly valid ways.

The solution to this month’s puzzle uses both mathematics and psychology to explain trouble with choosing the fastest route.
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Solution: ‘The Road Less Traveled’

The solution to this month’s puzzle uses both mathematics and psychology to explain trouble with choosing the fastest route.

When there are two paths to your destination, why does it always seem like you’re on the road with more traffic?
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The Road Less Traveled

When there are two paths to your destination, why does it always seem like you’re on the road with more traffic?

The solution to this month’s puzzle examines the use of abstract probabilities as an antidote to real-world ignorance.
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Solution: ‘The Slippery Eel of Probability’

The solution to this month’s puzzle examines the use of abstract probabilities as an antidote to real-world ignorance.

How do you solve probability problems that appear to have more than one correct answer?
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The Slippery Eel of Probability

How do you solve probability problems that appear to have more than one correct answer?