Posted by **bret** on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:29pm.

consider a state lottery that has a weekly television show. on this show, a contestant receives the opportunity to win $1 million dollars. the contestant picks from 4 hidden windows. behind each window is one of the following: $150,000, $200,000, $1 million, or a stopper. before begining, the conestant is offered $100,000 to stop. mathematically speeking, should the contestant take the $100,000. justify your answer.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:32pm
The contestant has 3 out of 4 chances to make more than $100,000. If he's even a moderate risk taker, then he should turn down the $100,000. However, if he wants to be sure of going home with a substantial amount of money, he'd take the $100,000.

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