Self-test on dominant strategies, dominated strategies, and Nash equilibrium

                                    Left           Right      Edge
                    Up             -10,0         -10,-1        -10,-1

Row                 Down           -8,-8         0,-10        2,-1           
                    Bottom          4, 5         7,-10         1, 1
5_2 Which of the following is true?
A. Column has no dominated strategies.
B. Column's strategy of Left is dominated.
C. Column's strategy of Right is dominated.
D. Column's strategy of Edge is dominated.

C. CORRECT. Right is weakly dominated. It does just as well as Edge if Row picks Up, but it does worse than one or both of the other strategies if Row picks Up or Bottom.

Can you find the dominated strategy for Row? That is much easier to find.

Return to Self Test 1.

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