Simple probability problem
I love probability puzzles. Here is one I liked:
There are a 100 people trying to get onto the same flight you are. The airplane has a 100 seats. You are all ready to board. You are the last one in the line of passengers at the gate. The first guy walks in to the flight and promptly realizes that he does not have his boarding pass on him and does not remember his seat number. So he picks one at random, hoping his charm will take care of the after effects. Every one else takes their assigned seat if it is available. If someone is already sitting on it they quietly look for an empty one and sit there. By the time you get in there is only 1 seat left. What is the probability that the seat which remains is indeed the one originally assigned to you?