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Amusing trivia :

This 3-door Monty problem was a thread that lasted six weeks on

the Usenet newsgroup: sci.math.num-analysis in the Summer of 1995.

It is unusual to have a topic generate that much discussion..

so be prepared!

At that time, the participants had divided themselves into

"two-thirdsers," and "one-halfers" and had vigorous debates.

I was so amused by the whole thing that I wrote an article about

this long thread for an Internet newsletter that I was writing for

at the time, and my spouse (now ex) wrote a simulation and put it on

the Web to show that the result had to be 2/3. I don't think that

simulation exists now, but it would be easy to write to prove

for yourself.

Amara

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