*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland*and

*Through the Looking-Glass*.

He also wrote a book of problems called

*Pillow Problems.*This project looks at one of those problems, a particularly tricky probability problem. Here it is.

**The Fifth Pillow Problem**

**A bag contains one counter, known to be either white or black. A white counter is put in, the bag shaken, and a counter drawn out, which proves to be white. What is now the chance of drawing a white counter?**

Most problem solvers quickly decide that the probability of drawing the white counter is one-half. This is wrong.

You could of course *Google*Lewis Carroll’s Fifth Pillow Problem to find a derivation of the theoretical probability. Instead, examine the data from several runs of this project and form your conjecture as to the chances for drawing a white counter and then look at the theoretical solution.

The project can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/60235654/

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