Monday, May 16, 2011

The Return of the Poker Chips

Here is todays puzzle. If you think that you know the answer, please post it in the comments section.

There are 3 red poker chips , 2 yellow poker chips and 1 blue poker chip in a bag. A poker chip is chosen out of the bag at random. That chip is discarded and 1 new poker chip of each color is put back into the bag. After this process is done three times, the number of chips in the bag of each color are counted. Red chips are worth 3 dollars each, yellow chips are worth 2 dollars each and blue chips are worth 1 dollar each. What is the most likely value of the chips in the bag?

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