tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post4134495208274352522..comments2021-04-22T08:14:35.383-04:00Comments on Question of the day: Probability of BearsAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-76722643520364478742008-01-13T10:31:00.000-05:002008-01-13T10:31:00.000-05:00No, the probability they are both males, given tha...No, the probability they are both males, given that one of them is male is 1/3. There are still three possibilities (mf, fm, mm), since you don't know which bear is the male one. It's only when you determine that the light one is male, that you get to 1/2.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-30692371369035426162008-01-11T10:07:00.000-05:002008-01-11T10:07:00.000-05:00there is definitely a flaw in the reasoning in que...there is definitely a flaw in the reasoning in question #2. Everyone has it right. The chance of both being male if one is known to be male is 50%. So the answer to #3 is also 50%.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-22473647567645951012008-01-09T11:34:00.000-05:002008-01-09T11:34:00.000-05:00I agree with deekin. the answer to the second que...I agree with deekin. the answer to the second question is 1/2, not 1/3.Abehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04424868492071587450noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-80630113626148520502008-01-08T10:13:00.000-05:002008-01-08T10:13:00.000-05:00.5The gender of the lighter color one would have n....5<BR/><BR/>The gender of the lighter color one would have no relevance of the gender of the darker one in this case.Deekinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04421086747469575534noreply@blogger.com