tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post4579281588597709756..comments2024-02-11T22:40:20.959-05:00Comments on Question of the day: Random Seating is AwfulAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-68847328513956201462016-12-24T02:08:01.016-05:002016-12-24T02:08:01.016-05:001/2
as the only possible cases at last are either ...1/2<br />as the only possible cases at last are either he will get the seat or not!!!!!!<br />as simple as thatAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-14993449505081801982010-08-06T11:49:45.149-04:002010-08-06T11:49:45.149-04:001/1001/100Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-90089491444733606692010-08-06T09:22:54.686-04:002010-08-06T09:22:54.686-04:00There are a couple of good explanations out there ...There are a couple of good explanations out there (see: http://spontaneoussymmetry.wordpress.com/category/puzzles/ or http://discuss.fogcreek.com/techInterview/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=468&ixReplies=9), but the answer is 1/2.<br /><br />If you want to work your way through it, start with just two people on the plane, then three. Look for the pattern.<br /><br />Another way is to think about what's really happening (see http://flickeringtubelight.net/Tidbits/probablyIrrelevant.php and scroll down to the bottom).Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-45139941934427913512010-08-06T03:28:27.785-04:002010-08-06T03:28:27.785-04:00HAY! Look at the ticket, it tells you!HAY! Look at the ticket, it tells you!Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17552330780341024924noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-8388019920118076602010-08-05T17:41:59.311-04:002010-08-05T17:41:59.311-04:00What's the answer Mike????
I think its 1/100 ...What's the answer Mike????<br /><br />I think its 1/100 for the following reason - if the first person on the plane chooses his own seat (1/100 chance) then every subsequent passenger will choose their own seat, and therefore the last person will get their own seat. Equally, if the first person sits in someone elses seat then each subsequent person has a reducing chance of getting their assigned seat until the last person has only one seat left to occupy, and 99/100 chance that their ticketed seat has gone.<br /><br />But what's the right answer???reallyfatblokehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17207224602405806815noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-4315809664945058632010-08-05T12:09:23.340-04:002010-08-05T12:09:23.340-04:001 in 2, or 50/50?
Either he gets to sit in his ass...1 in 2, or 50/50?<br />Either he gets to sit in his assigned seat or he doesn't??Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-71702196052948046232010-08-04T10:03:07.823-04:002010-08-04T10:03:07.823-04:001/100!
Although I'm excited about the answer, ...1/100!<br />Although I'm excited about the answer, that is supposed to be factorial.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-35502887083382712442010-08-04T09:24:01.515-04:002010-08-04T09:24:01.515-04:00What, no answers to this one? Did I finally stump...What, no answers to this one? Did I finally stump everyone?Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com