Closest to twothirds of the average win win wins!
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Closest to twothirds of the average win win wins!
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.
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 twothirds of the average win win wins!
Are we allowed to post multiple numbers (if enough time has passed between?)
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You can only post one number. I'll add that to my post.
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can we choose a number if it's already been chosen by someone else?
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17?
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37.
Why not?
Why not?
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im torn between posting the meaning of life and the golden ratio
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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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...I'm gonna go with the golden ratio:
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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!
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!
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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
Edit: GoC is right, it would take over 20000 guesses to be closer to 1 than 2
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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 twothirds of the average win win wins!
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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game theory, perhaps? I choose 6.

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