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Riddle: Red and Blue Marbles

Your friend shows you two jars, one with 100 red marbles in it, the other with 100 blue marbles in it.

He proposes a game. He'll put the two jars behind his back and tell you to pick one of them at random. You'll then close your eyes, he'll hand you the jar you picked, and you'll pick a random marble from that jar.

You win if the marble you pick is blue, and you lose otherwise.

To give you the best shot at winning, your friend gives you the two jars before the game starts and says you can move the marbles around however you'd like, as long as all 200 marbles are in the 2 jars (that is, you can't throw any marbles away).

How should you move the marbles around to give yourself the best chance of picking a blue marble?

You don't need to put the same number of marbles in each jar.

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