It is my understanding that you can have two entangled particles, A and B, and measure their spins from two different angles, X and Y, such that: If you measure A using one angle (e.g. X), there's about an 85% chance B will have the opposite spin. If you measure A using a different angle (Y), there's about an 85% chance that B will have the same spin.
And, after the measurement of A, A and B are no longer entangled.
From numerous questions and answers on this site and others, it is not clear to me how multi-particle entanglement works.
Suppose I have three entangled particles, A, B, and C. If I measure A using angle X, what can we say about the likelihood of spins for B and C? If I measure A using angle Y, what can we say about the likelihood of spins for B and C?
Also, after the measurement of A, I assume none of A, B, or C are entangled with the others. In particular, B and C are no longer entangled. Is that correct?
Adding background and a follow up question:
This question came about because I reasoned that either FTL communication is possible (ultimately anyway, even if not yet figured out) or I misunderstood the behavior of entangled particles. I wanted to start by better understanding entangled particles. I've done a lot of reading. After asking the question, I'm still left wondering whether A) FTL communication is possible and physicists just haven't considered beyond basic scenarios, or B) nobody active on this forum understands entanglement well enough to explain, or C) my question is so poor that it deserves no response.
As can be seen in my comments, a follow up question for GHZ 3 particle entanglement abruptly ended the conversation.
Please help me understand this. What is wrong with the proposal?
Suppose you had 1000 GHZ triplets (1000 As, 1000 Bs, and 1000 Cs each in their own A-B-C entangled groups). We put the As in one location, and their B-C counterparts in another location. We measure the As.
A portion of the entangled groups are "lost", meaning they are no longer entangled and the measurements of their B-C partners will be random. However, the entangled ones will yield B-C pairs that are 00 or 11.
Couldn't we figure out a way to minimize the number that are lost resulting in a statistically significant percent of the B-C pairs as 00 or 11, thereby providing a way for FTL communication?
An answer of "no, FTL communication is not possible" does not help explain what is wrong with the proposal. Explaining how FTL is not possible with one triplet does not help either. An answer of, "you understood the meaning of lost correctly, but 99.9% are lost and always will be, we can not improve upon this because ..." would help. An answer of, "measuring A does not make it more likely that B-Cs will be 00 or 11, and this is because the real meaning of GHZ 3 particle entanglement is ..." would help.
Edit 2: I found a paper by Raymond Jensen (http://www.academia.edu/5364451/On_using_Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger_three-particle_states_for_superluminal_communication) on using GHZ for FTL communication. It doesn't even use many ABCs like my proposal did to account for some being lost. After finding the paper I did another search expecting to find others refuting Raymond's idea. After all, some people are so insistent that you can't communicate using entangled particles. However, I can't find anything refuting it. This is puzzling.
Side note: I realize that one could argue this not being "FTL", reasoning that the particles are actually not separated by a distance, kind of like a worm hole. Either way, it's intriguing.