This is an entry into the 16th Fortnightly Challenge -


My friend just received a letter telling him he made it onto a really famous TV show,

and he won't tell me which!

All he gave me was his plan of what to do on the show, and said I should be able to work it out from that:

problem

What show is my friend going on?



up vote 13 down vote accepted

This looks like the infamous

Monty Hall problem

to me.

So

W and L denote winning and losing doors; C and S denote changing door and staying with the same door; and the fact that following "C" edges leads to two W and one L, while following "S" edges leads to two L and one W, indicates that when Monty opens a losing door you should then change to the other one.

So the show is

Let's Make a Deal.

  • That is correct, can you add reasoning? – Beastly Gerbil Sep 21 '16 at 19:57
  • Was already doing (and adding the name of the show, which was the single thing actually asked for and which I'd omitted). Better now? – Gareth McCaughan Sep 21 '16 at 19:59
  • Yes thanks, didn't actually know the show! Just was looking for Monty Hall :P – Beastly Gerbil Sep 21 '16 at 19:59
  • I thought of this, I just could not make of any sense of the letters. Nicely done! – Matsmath Sep 21 '16 at 20:00
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    But what if I want a goat? – Will Sep 21 '16 at 20:01

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