Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I.Q. CinemaSin

I was watching I.Q., the 1994 romantic comedy starring Walter Matthau as a crazed Albert Einstein who tries to murder his own niece.  There's one scene where Tim Robbins's character has to take a science quiz, and I decided to pause the scene to read the questions on the index cards.  It turns out...he answers some of the questions incorrectly!!!!!!!

The question above reads:
Rebecca has a Coin Which is Twice as Likely to Come Up Heads than Tails.  What is the Probability of Her Flipping Four Consecutive Heads?
So the coin has a 2/3 chance of coming up Heads and a 1/3 chance of coming up Tails.  The probability of coming up Heads four times in a row would be 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3, which is 16/81, which is answer "D."  But the guy answers "A."  And he had four of the most brilliant minds in the world helping him cheat!

Boy, I can't wait for CinemaSins to highlight that boner!

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