Paradoxes in Statistics and Probability - Alexei Piunovskiy

30th April 2016
We will consider several very simple real-life problems where the correct solution is far from intuitively obvious and leads to an unexpected answer. No mathematical background is needed to understand all the details; you need only believe that a fair coin is equally likely to fall 'heads' up or 'tails' up and that, if two coins are flipped, then all four outcomes -- 'head-head', 'head-tail', 'tail-head', and 'tail-tail' -- have the same chance/probability.