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# you and a partner in crime get caught leaving a scene, rat out your partner you get 5 years, don't and you get 10, what do you do?

What is the best decision? Also if you both rat you get 15 years each

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- MorningfoxLv 71 month ago
Toss a die. If it comes up 1, 2, 3, or 4, you don't talk. If it comes up 5 or 6, you rat.

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- PuzzlingLv 71 month ago
It's a variation on the "Prisoner's Dilemma" often discussed in Game Theory.

Basically whatever strategy I employ, my partner is probably using the same strategy. So if I choose to rat, he will too and we both get 15 years. If we both refuse to rat, we get 10 years each.

So the best outcome is if we both refuse to rat each other out.

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