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The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game

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The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 02:43
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The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it.
A. fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
B. fundamental problem in game theory demonstrating why two people might not cooperate even if it was both in their best interests to do so
C. problem fundamental to game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
D. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates two people who might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
E. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do so
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Re: The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 03:07
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The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it.
A. fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
B. fundamental problem in game theory demonstrating why two people might not cooperate even if it was both in their best interests to do so - incorrect use of past tense here
C. problem fundamental to game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
D. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates two people who might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
E. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do so




Eliminate A,C,D the classic error of "do it".

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Re: The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 11:04
getgyan wrote:
The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it.
A. fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
B. fundamental problem in game theory demonstrating why two people might not cooperate even if it was both in their best interests to do so
C. problem fundamental to game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
D. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates two people who might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
E. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do so


That refers to Game theory and not the The prisoner's dilemma..
How can E be correct??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 15:39
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getgyan wrote:
The prisoner's dilemma is a fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it.
A. fundamental problem in game theory, which demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
B. fundamental problem in game theory demonstrating why two people might not cooperate even if it was both in their best interests to do so
C. problem fundamental to game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
D. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates two people who might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do it
E. fundamental problem in game theory that demonstrates why two people might not cooperate even if it is in both their best interests to do so


That refers to Game theory and not the The prisoner's dilemma..
How can E be correct??

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Because the dilemma is still present. You can see it in each day real life situation, so in B it was is incorrect. The not underlined portion of the sentence says: the dilemma IS.......

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