The contestant has 6 suitcases unopened. Two of them are disadvantages and contain large numbers--which would count against him. The remaining 4 contain small numbers to his advantage.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The contestant may quit, or if he chooses to go on, he must choose to open two suitcases. (It is disadvantages to pick even 1 large number out of his two choices.)

The contestant sees that four of the cases are to his advantage and only two against him, and so he decides to play on and open two cases. He remarks to the audience, "The numbers favor me!"

But do they? What is the most probable outcome?

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