# Find all of the Pure and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria [closed]

When I do the basic calculations for mixed probability, I get that the Column player always plays B. However, I am getting a negative probability for the row. Any help is appreciated. • Perhaps there is something wrong with the underlying assumption you are making when you are calculating the mixed Nash equilibrium? Jun 21 '18 at 6:44
• You are correct that Player 2 always chooses $B$ as it is a dominant strategy. Maybe if you show us the calculations that you made, we can spot the mistake.
– tdm
May 12 at 11:52

I assume that you are calculating a mixed strategy for the row player so that the column player is indifferent between choosing $A$ and $B$. And the reason why you get a negative probability is that the row player cannot make the column player indifferent by choosing, say strategy $C$, with a positive probability $\in [0,1]$. This is because the column player (always) strictly prefers $B$.
Side-note: To avoid such confusion in the future, try to see whether you can apply math to calculate a mixed strategy to a game. Here you clearly cannot (because of the above argument), and that is why math is giving you a ''weird'' answer. Namely, math yields an answer to a question: What would be a hypothetical probability with which the row player chooses, say, strategy $C$ to make the column player indifferent?