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Can You Solve The Marriage Logic Problem? 80% Fail

Surveys have found 80 percent get this logic problem wrong. Alice is looking at Bob, and Bob is looking at Charlie. Alice is married; Charlie is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person? Answer choices are A) Yes, B) No, and C) Cannot be determined. The video presents the correct answer. The video also includes a second problem. A drawer has 10 black socks and 10 white socks. With your eyes closed, you pull 3 socks. Are you holding a matching pair of socks? A) Yes B)No C)Cannot be determined. Sources Sean Carroll blog post (2009) http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2009/11/04/are-you-a-cognitive-miser/#.VwWHe_nytaQ Guardian puzzler (2016) https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/28/did-you-solve-it-the-logic-question-almost-everyone-gets-wrong SingingBanana video (James Grime) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpBcxIg-9A If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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