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Simulation of the Monty Hall Problem

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Mazen Alrahili

Mazen Alrahili. Simulation of the Monty Hall Problem. International Journal of Computer Applications 152(6):16-19, October 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Mazen Alrahili},
	title = {Simulation of the Monty Hall Problem},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2016},
	volume = {152},
	number = {6},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {16-19},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911878},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The Monty Hall problem is a conditional probablity example in which one of three doors has a valuable prize and other two doors conceive worthless “goats.” The game features are a rational decision between stay or switch given the constraints of the game. This paper presents simulation results for the original Monty Hall and a variant of two-player Monty Hall problem. The simulation results, based on the analysis of successful frequencies of either option, are useful in clarifying the counter-intuitive nature of the problem.


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Monty Hall problem, Simulation, Conditional Probability.