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## #1 2013-07-19 01:07:47

Agnishom
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### Public Goods Problem - Game Theory

Sue and Pete are playing Prisoner's Dilemma with the payoffs from the table below. If both of them cooperate, each will get a bonus of 2A (the public good), if only one cooperates, each will get A, and if no one cooperates there is no bonus. Sue calculated that Pete will cooperate with probability p=0.3. What should be the value of the award A so that Sue is indifferent between cooperating and defecting?

Source:https://brilliant.org/i/zS7vun/
Suggested Guide:https://brilliant.org/competitions/hung … /training/

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## #2 2013-07-19 22:40:23

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### Re: Public Goods Problem - Game Theory

Have a look at https://brilliant.org/competitions/hung … ing/#mixed
The probability that Pete choses C is 0.3 while the probabiity that Pete choses D is 0.7
Since, Sue is indifferent between c and d, his expected payoffs must be equal.

0.3(6+2A) +0.7(0+A) = 0.3(12+A) + 0.7(3)

Solving yields, A = 3.9

Thats all, guys!

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## #3 2013-07-20 01:33:32

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### Re: Public Goods Problem - Game Theory

Hi Agnishom;

Very good!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4 2013-07-20 02:05:37

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### Re: Public Goods Problem - Game Theory

Thanks

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