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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 November 2007 07:58AM

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Comment author: CG_Morton 15 August 2011 11:30:36PM 4 points [-]

In the 1 red/10 beans scenario, you can only win once, no matter how hard you try. With 7 read/100 beans, you simply play the game 100 times, draw 7 red beans, and end up with 7x more money.

Unless the beans are replaced, in which case yeah, what the hell were they thinking?

Comment author: jubydoo 09 September 2011 03:17:42PM 7 points [-]

I think the idea of the game was you get one chance to pick a bean. After all, if you can just keep picking beans until you've picked all the reds, there's not really much point to the so-called game anymore, is there?