What Were the ODDS?

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• Once upon a time, there was a girl named Meg who was going to New York from San Diego to visit her best friend that lived there
• AIRPORT
• ALBANY﻿﻿
• ﻿What are the ODDS?﻿A Probability Story by﻿Noor Barghouti
• COMFORT AIRLINES
• Once arriving, she went to check-in and received her boarding pass, going straight to security check after
• Meg completed security check, but along the way, she lost her boarding pass!! Meg, ultimately, was heartbroken.﻿
• Sobbing in the airport, Meg wept to herself:
• I can't believe I lost my ticket! I don't know which gate to go to now to get a new one!
• Meg, however, persevered! She went throughout the airport trying to find her correct gate, as it was the only way for her to get a new boarding pass
• INTERNATIONAL GATES
• FLIGHT 445-NEW YORK
• NATIONAL GATES﻿
• If I didn't know where I was going, I'd have a 1/2 chance of picking the right gate, but since I am going to New York from San Diego, I must go right to the national gates!
• GATES A-C
• GATES D-F
• Hmm..the only thing I remember from my ticket is that the gate letter was a vowel, so that only leaves me with a 1/3 chance of picking the right gate
• GATES G-I
• GATES J-L
• Meg decided to go to go through gates D-F, hoping she had picked the right one...
• GATES D-F
• Yes! The New York gate is here!
• FLIGHT 455-PORTLAND
• FLIGHT 441-PHOENIX
• Said Meg
• YAY!! Meg chose the right section! But she still didn't know which gate was for New York
• What could give me a hint to which gate is for New York??
• She decided to think a little more...
• GATE D
• GATE E
• I remember more! My gate letter wasn't one of the first 3 letters of the alphabet, that leaves me with a 1/2 or 50% chance of picking the right gate
• GATE F
• Yes! Here you go, and hurry! Your plane departs in 3 minutes!
• Meg picked gate F with an even chance of being right or wrong, and as a result...she was right! What are the ODDS?
• Meg freaking RAN as fast as she could!
• I lost my boarding pass earlier! Can I get a new one??
• Meg took away different odds that weren't necessary for her to calculate the probability of her correct gate, leaving her with only the necessary conditions
• Congrats! You barely made it!
• GATE F-NY
• WAIT!!!!!
• Meg made her flight and was happy that she did! However, she was seated next to a screaming baby..
• WAAA! I WANT MY MOMMY!
• Ladies and gentlemen we have begun our official trip to New York City, please enjoy these next 6 hours to the fullest!
• I should've stayed home...
• ﻿The End