
Source:
http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=133
I was invited to spend
a sevenday vacation fishing on
Bayes Lake, and had
to select one of these options for
a fishing license:

Each
day, I was allowed to catch fish until
the next fish I caught
was heavier than any
previous fish I caught
that day, or 

Each
day, I was allowed to catch fish until
the total weight
of fish caught that day
exceeds 10 pounds. 
Now, assume that the
fish in Bayes Lake had random weights
between 0 pounds
and 10 pounds plus the costs of the two
license options were
equal. Which license option was best,
assuming I wanted
to catch the maximum amount of fish?
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Drawing from tom on 8/21/2009 
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Hint:
Can you simulate this problem, using the random
number generator
on a TI calculator?
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Finger pointing down
from darrell94590 on 1/2/2006 
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..
THE SOLUTION

No
answer provided...as my intent is
to encourage you
to argue about and
support your choice
with good reasoning. 
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