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Old 10-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by cyborgtable View Post
This is asking a question, not asking to pick the answer at random. Think of it this way, if you were taking a multiple choice history test and 2 of the solutions were the same and correct. If you didn't know and just guessed you would have a 50% chance of answering the question correct. This is the same thing
In that case yes. But in the question posed, only one answer is 50%. That means you only have a 1/4 chance of randomly (assuming random means answers A,B,C and D are equally likely to get picked) picking answer B. Since you only have a 25% chance of picking B, B cannot be correct.

It's a paradox, which means it has no solution.

The only way you can make this question solvable is to say that random means something else, for instance a random distribution where you have a 10% chance of picking A, a 20% chance of B, a 60% chance of picking C and a 15% chance of picking D. In that scenario, C would be the correct answer. But a situation like that is the only way this question is solvable.
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