Derek Abbott | TED-Ed
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You’re stranded in a rainforest, and you’ve eaten a poisonous mushroom. To save your life, you need an antidote excreted by a certain species of frog. Unfortunately, only the female frog produces the antidote.
The male and female look identical, but the male frog has a distinctive croak.
Derek Abbott shows how to use conditional probability to make sure you lick the right frog and get out alive.
Lesson by Derek Abbott.
Animation by Artrake Studio.