# The Prisoner's Dilemma

$N$ white balls and $N$ black balls, identical in shape, are distributed into two identical bags. One bag is picked at random and one ball is drawn at random. How should the balls be distributed to maximize the probability that this ball is white.

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1773
Author(s):
Roman Wong (Washington & Jefferson College)
Publication Date:
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Original Publication Source:
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date:
December, 1993
Subject(s):
Statistics and Probability
Probability
Topic(s):
Famous Problems, Other
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Roman Wong
Applicable Course(s):
6.1 Probability & Statistics
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