Double Slit Experiment Question

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I understand that in the Double Slit Experiment that the particle will only go through one slit if it is measured or observed. But will the particle only go through the slit observed or is it 50/50? Also any other info on the experiment that might help me or even just interest me? Any articles I should read?
 

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in quantum mechanical language,an electron has a definite amplitude to go through a hole and it is not possible to know through which hole it has gone because when one does that he destroys the interference .After it,it will be possible to know that through which hole it has passed but the interference pattern is destroyed because of measurement.A good reference to start is 'feynman lectures vol.3'.
 

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