In search of a new car, the player picks a door, say 1. The game host then opens one of the other doors, say 3, to reveal a goat and offers to let the player pick door 2 instead of door 1. Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Monty Hall problem
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List of common misconceptions This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list pertains to current, widely held, erroneous ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area and the facts concerning it. Note that the statements which follow are corrections based on known facts; the misconceptions themselves are referred to rather than stated.
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Cause TV pickups occur during breaks in popular television programmes and are a surge in demand caused by the boiling of kettles and the opening of fridge doors by millions of people. The phenomenon is particularly pronounced in the UK as the British people, more than any other, traditionally watch the same television programmes. The introduction of a wider range of TV channels is mitigating the effect but it remains a large concern for the National Grid operators. There are typically several large peaks in energy use caused by TV pickup during each day dependant on TV schedules, the day of the week and weather. The largest pickup of the day is usually at 21.00 when several popular TV programmes end or go to commercial breaks. The most popular programmes, hence those giving the greatest pickup are soaps, sporting events, and reality TV. A typical TV pickup imposes an extra demand of 200–400 megawatts with larger soap storylines bringing around 700–800 MW. TV pickup