Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations.

Which is more probable?

  1. Linda is a bank teller.
  2. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement.

this is not a trick question, but i have noticed that the simple act of asking prompts people to circle about the question suspiciously (i mean, why else would someone ask such an innocuous question?). so before continuing on, it might be useful to ask yourself the why of your answer.