Ten Year In Jail Analysis

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Imagine that you and a partner have been arrested for trespassing. The police separate you, and give you each two options: confess or remain silent. If you both confess, you each spend ten years in jail. If you both remain silent, you each spend three years in jail. However, if one of you confesses and the other does not, the one who confessed goes free, as a reward for helping the police, and the one who remained silent spends 20 years in jail! What would you do? When faced with this decision, the majority of people chose to confess, resulting in both players going to prison for ten years. That is because of the following reasoning: Player 1 thinks, "Well, my partner can either confess or remain silent. If he chooses to confess, I can

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