Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Case of the Corrupt Carnival #4

Should this game be played at the county fair or is the carnival owner trying to pull a fast one?

1.  Shuffle the four cards and place them in a single pile face down.
2. Guess the order that the four cards will be drawn.
3. You are awarded tickets for the following outcomes:

Exactly 0 Correct
0 tickets
Exactly 1 Correct
1 ticket
Exactly 2 Correct
1 ticket
Exactly 3 Correct
5 tickets
Exactly 4 Correct
1 ticket

Is this game fair?  Why or why not?

Here is a worksheet that may help you think about your answer.

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