A Good Bet

Someone tells you: “I’ll bet you $1 that if you give me $3, I will give you $5 in return”. Is this a good bet?

The bet is not good. If the person gives you the $5, then you would have given him $1+$3=$4, and you would have a profit of $1. However, the person can simply not give you anything and you will lose $5-$1=$4.

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