Behind door number three… it’s Monty Hall!

The Archive wishes a very happy 90th birthday to Monty Hall! Best known for hosting Let’s Make a Deal, Hall has also made memorable guest appearances on shows like The Odd Couple, That Girl, and The Flip Wilson Show. He’s raised over $800 million for charities, and did you know that he’s the inspiration for a famous math problem? Here it is: There are 3 closed doors. Behind one of the doors is a car; behind the other two are goats. Monty Hall knows what is behind each door. He asks you to pick a door. You make a selection. He then reveals a goat behind one of the doors you did not select. Monty Hall now asks if you would like to swap doors and select the remaining door. Is it in your best interest to swap? What do you think? Watch below to learn the answer to the probability puzzle known as “The Monty Hall Problem.”

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