The Monty Hall Problem
A simple brain teaser that stumped one of history’s most prolific mathematicians.
The Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle based on the American television show Let’s Make a Deal. The problem was created and solved by Steve Selvin in 1975 in a letter he wrote to the scientific journal American Statistician.
Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors. Behind one…