## Monday, January 16, 2023

### Math Question

I am no math whiz, but I would go with c. The discussion at reddit has many differing opinions. gwdMaine said...

Totally at random with no thought process - a or d. Anonymous said...

If you think the answer is 25%, you're wrong. You have a 50% chance of picking 25%.
If you think the answer is 50%, you're wrong. You have a 25% chance of picking 50%.
If you think the answer is 60%, you're wrong. Because you're wrong.
The correct answer is 0%. Because you have a 0% chance of picking 0%. gwdMaine said...

Ahhh... I get it. 'e) 0%' must have been cutoff on the copy above.

Miss Cellania said...

I think the answer is 50%, because you have a 50% chance of picking 25%. Anonymous said...

"I think the answer is 50%, because you have a 50% chance of picking 25%."

If you think the answer is 50%, then you have a 25% chance of choosing the correct answer, since 50% is one of four answers. So the answer is 25%. But that answer is two of the four answers, so the answer is 50%. However...

When this first appeared several years ago, answer b) was 0%. Anonymous said...

If it's possible to pick 0%, then it's the wrong answer. 0% is the right answer only if it's impossible to pick it.
In both cases all the choices are wrong, and there is no right answer to pick.
It's a logical paradox, like the statement "I always lie," which is true if it's false and false if it's true.