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An ignorance prior is a [prior](http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Priors) probability distribution where equal probability is assigned to all possibilities. For instance, at the beginning of the Monty Hall game, the player has no information about which of the three doors has the car behind it. Thus e should assign 1/3 probability to each.
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An ignorance prior is a [[prior probability]] distribution where equal probability is assigned to all possibilities. For instance, at the beginning of a [[wikipedia:Monty Hall problem|Monty Hall]] game, the player has no information about which of the three doors has the car behind it. Thus e should assign 1/3 probability to each.
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An ignorance prior is a prior probability distribution where equal probability is assigned to all possibilities. For instance, at the beginning of a Monty Hall game, the player has no information about which of the three doors has the car behind it. Thus e should assign 1/3 probability to each.