Example 7.27: probability question reconsidered

March 15, 2010
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In Example 7.26, we considered a problem, from the xkcd blog:Suppose I choose two (different) real numbers, by any process I choose. Then I select one at random (p= .5) to show Nick. Nick must guess whether the other is smaller or larger. Being right 50% of the time is easy. Can he do better?Randall Munroe offers a solution which we tested in the previous example. However, his logic may not

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