Mind Your Decisions

How This Election Is Like A Three Stooges Pie Fight – Game Theory Tuesdays

image by Ed Zerne. CC BY 2.0 In Half-Wits Holiday, one professor wagers another whether he can turn a trio of repairmen into distinguished gentlemen. In this version of Pygmalion, the three…

- 3 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes ago

How Many Liars Are At The Party? Sunday Puzzle

At a party there are 100 people who are either liars or truth tellers. Liars always lie and truth tellers always speak the truth, and each person can identify the type of others. After the…

- 1 month, 3 hours, 33 minutes ago

The Viral 1 + 4 = 5 Puzzle. The Correct Answer Explained

This riddle was posted to Facebook with the claim that only one in a thousand will figure it out. 1 + 4 = 5 2 + 5 = 12 3 + 6 = 21 8 + 11 = ? What do you think the answer is? The problem…

- 1 month, 4 days, 2 hours, 54 minutes ago

Why Are Dining Etiquette Rules So Illogical? Game Theory Tuesdays

image by Caroline. CC BY 2.0 Everyone at my wedding reception table is getting served steak and chicken and they are waiting patiently until I get my vegetarian dish. It is proper manners,…

- 1 month, 5 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago

The Race To December 31 – Sunday Puzzle

Here’s a fun game you can play with another person. The game starts on January 1. Each of two players takes turns calling out another date. The new date has to be a later date in the…

- 1 month, 1 week, 3 hours, 17 minutes ago

When Monkeys (And Humans) Get Paid Unequally – Game Theory Tuesdays

You’re in an experiment and you can either pick A or B, and your reward depends on what your partner independently and secretly decides. –If you both pick A, you both get $4.…

- 1 month, 1 week, 5 days, 21 hours, 4 minutes ago

The Friendship Theorem – Sunday Puzzle

In a group of 6 people, you might find that some people are friends with each other on Facebook, or you might find that no one is friends with each other on Facebook. There are many…

- 1 month, 2 weeks, 3 hours, 42 minutes ago

The YouTube Challenge Logical Paradox – Game Theory Tuesdays

image by Anthony Quintano. CC BY 2.0 In 2014 millions of Americans dumped buckets of ice water on their heads because they were dared to. In the ice bucket challenge, people made videos…

- 1 month, 2 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes ago

Can You Solve This Geometry Problem For 6th Graders In China?

What is the area of the red regions? The diagram involves a rectangle with dimensions of 10 and 20. Inside the rectangle is one diagonal. There are also two circles of equal size that are…

- 1 month, 3 weeks, 4 hours, 20 minutes ago

How Advertisers Are Using Game Theory To Attribute Sales More Accurately. Game Theory Tuesdays

After I started my YouTube channel, I soon realized I needed a good microphone for higher quality recording. Which model was going to be best for me? I started with a few web searches and…

- 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, 20 hours, 36 minutes ago