# Can You Solve The Marriage Logic Problem? 80% Fail

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Surveys have found 80 percent get this logic problem wrong. Alice is looking at Bob, and Bob is looking at Charlie. Alice is married; Charlie is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person? Answer choices are A) Yes, B) No, and C) Cannot be determined. The video presents the correct answer.

The video also includes a second problem. A drawer has 10 black socks and 10 white socks. With your eyes closed, you pull 3 socks. Are you holding a matching pair of socks? A) Yes B)No C)Cannot be determined.

Sources

Sean Carroll blog post (2009)

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2009/11/04/are-you-a-cognitive-miser/#.VwWHe_nytaQ

Guardian puzzler (2016)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/28/did-you-solve-it-the-logic-question-almost-everyone-gets-wrong

SingingBanana video (James Grime)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpBcxIg-9A

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The video also includes a second problem. A drawer has 10 black socks and 10 white socks. With your eyes closed, you pull 3 socks. Are you holding a matching pair of socks? A) Yes B)No C)Cannot be determined.

Sources

Sean Carroll blog post (2009)

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2009/11/04/are-you-a-cognitive-miser/#.VwWHe_nytaQ

Guardian puzzler (2016)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/28/did-you-solve-it-the-logic-question-almost-everyone-gets-wrong

SingingBanana video (James Grime)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpBcxIg-9A

If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions

Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you.

My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965

Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/

Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions

Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r

My Books

"The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 22 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20

"The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg

"Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH

"Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs

"Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp

"40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U

"The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head http://amzn.to/18maAdo

"Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. http://amzn.to/XRm7M4

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