The Rationality of Irrationality in the Monty Hall Problem

  title={The Rationality of Irrationality in the Monty Hall Problem},
  author={Torsten A. Ensslin and Margret Westerkamp},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
The rational solution of the Monty Hall problem unsettles many people. Most people, including the authors, think it feels wrong to switch the initial choice of one of the three doors, despite having fully accepted the mathematical proof for its superiority. Many people think the chances are 50‐50 between their options, but still strongly prefer to stay with their initial choice. Is there some sense behind these irrational feelings? Here, the possibility is entertained that intuition solves the… 
Calculating the Probability Outcomes of the Monty Hall Problem Using A Web-Based Simulation
  • James Arnold E. Nogra
  • Computer Science
    2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management ( HNICEM )
  • 2019
A simulation of the Monty Hall Problem that runs in a web browser where doors are chosen randomly and the results from all the simulations concluded that the probability of having the car is behind the chosen door is $\frac{{n - 1}}{n}$ where is the number of doors.
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  • The New York Times
  • 1991