Stat 281: Introduction to Probability and Statistics. A prisoner had just been sentenced for a heinous crime and was returned to his cell. An inquisitive guard could not wait to ask him about the outcome. Guard: â€œWhat did you get for a sentence?â€ Prisoner: â€œI could choose life or 100 years.â€
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A prisoner had just been sentenced for a heinous crime and was returned to his cell. An inquisitive guard could not wait to ask him about the outcome.
Guard: “What did you get for a sentence?”
Prisoner: “I could choose life or 100 years.”
Guard: “And what did you choose?”
Prisoner: “Well, life, obviously. Statistically speaking, that is the shorter sentence.”
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