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City blocks help illustrate why walking randomly tends to take you away from your starting point.
Why is it that when you walk randomly, the more you walk, the farther you get from your starting point?
Try these shortcuts for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation.
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.
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.
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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