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Prisoner's Dilemma

When asked to choose between "cooperate" and "compete", I went with "cooperate" because like Katie and Michelle, I am more of a cooperating person rather than a competing person. I kept on clicking cooperate and resulted in having the same score as Serendip. From this game, I concluded that it is certainly beneficial for both players by cooperating. Cooperation, after all is a mutually balanced relationship where both players put in the same effort in order to get the best possible outcome. 

A real life example would be a group project in which students are graded based on the overall project rather than individual effort. In other words, everyone in the group receives the same grade, so everyone has to put in some effort so that they would receive a good grade for the project. 

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