The last banana: A thought experiment in probability

We love TEDEd’s original videos, which make learning concepts in mathematics a little more fun and relatable. In the video below, we imagine a game played with two players and two dice. If the biggest number rolled is one, two, three, or four, Player 1 wins. If the biggest number rolled is five or six, Player 2 wins. Who has the best probability of winning the game? Leonardo Barichello explains how probability holds the answer to this seemingly counterintuitive puzzle.

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Ted-Ed. “The last banana: A thought experiment in probability – Leonardo Barichello.” Ted-Ed. YouTube, 23 Feb. 2015. Web. 10 June 2015.

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