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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 September 2007 11:46PM

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Comment author: AstraSequi 12 February 2012 08:16:02PM *  4 points [-]

d) That one person believed that choice B was to be taken literally. That is, that B really (really!) means that the very first coin flip came out tails - NOT HEADS! - tails, the second heads, the third tails, and so on.

I'm sorry - I suppose I'm probably missing something, but I can't think of any other possible way to interpret this question. I agree that it is far more probable to see a sequence equally containing both heads and tails than one containing only heads, but it seems like you are asking for the relative probabilities of two highly specific sequences of the same length. Could someone please explain?