15 August, 2008

Beauty and the Game Theory Geek

One of my less admissible vices is a minor addiction to the TV show 'Beauty and the Geek'

Ahem. I'll wait a moment to allow you to catch your breath and exclaim something on the lines of 'oh, I'd never have though it of her!'.

Interestingly, one of the freakonomics guest posters has analysed the game theory of selecting couples for elimination.

From my point of view, I'd choose two strong couples as 2 of the three scenarios leads to a strong couple disliking you so it's almost inevitable anway. By choosing two strong couples, you definitely eliminate one, thus improving your odds.

What would you do?

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