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Suppose a prisoner must make a choice between two doors. One door leads to freedom and the other door is booby-trapped so that it leads to death. The doors are labeled as follows:

Door 1: This door leads to freedom and the other door leads to death.
Door 2: One of these doors leads to freedom and the other of these doors leads to death.

If exactly one of the signs is true, which door should the prisoner choose? Give reasons for your answer. Provide a detailed explanation of how you approach the problem. Use at least two different models for your solutions. Develop five additional logic problems similar to this one. Include detailed solutions for your problems.

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Solving a logic problem from Probability Theory by using two different models for the problem.

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It is obvious that the label on Door 2: One of these doors leads to freedom and ...

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