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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 [[wikipedia:Monty Hall problem|Monty Hall]] game, the player has no information about which of the three doors has the car behind it. Thus they 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 they should assign 1/3 probability to each.