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Amoeba

Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#8705
Fun:*** (2.25)
Difficulty:*** (2.93)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:something*us****
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



A jar begins with one amoeba. Every minute, every amoeba turns into 0, 1, 2, or 3 amoebas with a probability of 25% for each case (dies, does nothing, splits into 2, or splits into 3). What is the probability that the amoeba population eventually dies out?




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