32. Monty Hall, Cars, and Goats (1975)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch32

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Monty Hall, Cars, and Goats (1975), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch32

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340



  • Monty-Hall, Cars, and Goats (1975), TV prize-game, three doors X, Y, Z;
  • contestant's probability of winning the car using switching, and Bayes' Theorem;
  • contestant switching, and twice the probability of winning;
  • Selvin's original solution, to the Monty-Hall Problem;
  • Monty Hall Problem, and Bertrand's Calculs des Probabilités


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