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Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Tautology » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:42 pm UTC

The premise of this game is fairly simple, but it lead to a big argument between my friend and I.

Pick a number, any number between 1 and 100, and post that number. The number that is closest to two thirds of the average of all the numbers posted wins.

You're only allowed to post one number. Feel free to post an explanation for the number you picked, if you so wish. Obviously you should post your number before reading the rest of the thread. It's very easy to cheat, but if you're the kind of person that cheats on a forum game as innocent as this then shame! Shame on you!

I'll name a winner when I figure enough people have posted, or a long enough timespan has elapsed.
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Brooklynxman » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:12 pm UTC

Are we allowed to post multiple numbers (if enough time has passed between?)
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Tautology » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:31 pm UTC

You can only post one number. I'll add that to my post.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby thecamoninja » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:33 pm UTC

can we choose a number if it's already been chosen by someone else?
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby EvilHankVenture » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:35 pm UTC

I choose 1

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Postby J Spade » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:37 pm UTC

I pick 20.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Jebobek » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:39 pm UTC

40
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby GoC » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:53 pm UTC

17?
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Sruixan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:49 pm UTC

37.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Bartimaeus » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:37 am UTC

15

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby thecamoninja » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:38 am UTC

im torn between posting the meaning of life and the golden ratio
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Ansain » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:40 am UTC

hmmm before reading the page I had figured more people would go low because of the two thirds thing so I picked 50. after reading the page I can only hope more people go high.
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby thecamoninja » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:45 am UTC

...I'm gonna go with the golden ratio:
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Luthen » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:55 am UTC

33?
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby martin878 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:19 pm UTC

15.

It's two thirds the average of what's up there, including itself. Now if half of you post 22 and half post 23 I'm in line to win! :P

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby EvilHankVenture » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:21 pm UTC

If everyone does what you did I will win, so everybody do that

Edit: GoC is right, it would take over 20000 guesses to be closer to 1 than 2
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby GoC » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:28 pm UTC

It'll take a rather large number of posters for you to win like that. Though I can't be bothered to do the maths to figure out exactly HOW many...
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby quintopia » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:47 am UTC

I choose x where x is the average of the next three numbers to be posted in this thread that don't themselves refer in any way to my x. I'll edit what that number is in as soon as it can be calculated. If the number, upon calculation, falls outside the specified range, I choose 100.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Poohblah » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:12 am UTC

game theory, perhaps? I choose 6.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Levi » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:31 pm UTC

100.

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby Ralith The Third » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:48 pm UTC

I choose 13.1415
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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby threetwoone » Mon May 07, 2018 1:26 am UTC

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Re: Closest to two-thirds of the average win win wins!

Postby somitomi » Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 am UTC

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