Secretary problem 2.0

Secretary problem 2.0 - the classic secretary problem and its solution (37%) is actually of very limited utility. It gives an algorithm that maximises your chances of picking the top candidate or the worst one, which is not what most people want in reality. In reality most people would aim at choosing from the top 5% (or 4 or 3 …) and avoid the worst ones. What’s the algorithm for that?

  • I’m asking for an algorithm but you derive an answer by simulation. That’s not really a solution


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