Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Problem in Probablistic Combinations

Given that there are 100 lockers in the YMCA locker room, and it is just before closing, so that only you and one other fellow are left in the room, what is the probability the your two lockers will be immediately adjacent to each other?

Answer below the fold.

The correct answer, based on extensive empirical testing, is 1 (or a 100% likelihood).


  1. I have two explanations:

    (1) You like to stand next to naked guys.

    (2) Whatever motivates you to pick a particular locker when it's late at night, etc., also motivates that guy. You're not really randomly picking a locker.

  2. The guy wasn't a hipster, was he? LOL


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