The so-called "Monty Hall problem" is a probability puzzle that captured the public imagination when it was widely publicized in the early 1990s. This popularization and a backlash from flummoxed mathematics PhDs raised some interesting issues around gender. In his PechaKucha talk, Jay Hill explores a bit of this history and tries to give an explanation of the problem.
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