anonymous
  • anonymous
A merchant has a chance to buy one of 4 diamonds and wants to sell it immediately. One costs only $1000, but he has a 90% chance of getting $5000 for it (or not selling it at all). The second costs $10,000, and he has a 60% change of selling it for $25,000 (or not selling it at all). The third costs $20,000, but he has a 50% chance of selling it for $60,000 (or not selling it at all). The last diamond costs $50,000, but he has a 1% chance of selling it for $1,000,000 (or not selling it at all). Which diamond gives him the best expected value?
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chestercat
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anonymous
  • anonymous
the one for $1000 the one for $10,000 the one for $20,000 the one for $50,000
OregonDuck
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  • anonymous
okay thanks @OregonDuck

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