# Another pick a number game

1. Jun 14, 2009

### BobG

Choose the number that is 80 percent of the average of all the numbers picked by players of this game.

The valid range of choices are all real numbers from 0 to 100.

The target number is determined by adding up all the choices of the players, dividing by the number of players, and multiplying by 0.800000 (all numbers are rounded to the nearest millionth).

Make your choice before looking at other people's choices. You're on the honor system here, plus the only thing you win is a nice smiley icon in the post announcing you as the winner so we're not talking irrestible temptation here.

You can put your answer in hidden text to lessen the chance of people inadvertantly seeing other people's answers before choosing. Currently, that color is not in the standard color list, so if you want to change the text to match the background color, use the code and don't forget to close the tag at the end using [/ color], except without the space between the slash and "color."

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2. Jun 14, 2009

### BobG

Make your choices in hidden text (my choice doesn't count, since I'll do the tabulating).

My choice is pi/10000

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3. Jun 14, 2009

### signerror

According to firebug, it's actually #e3e3e3.

Code (Text):
.alt1, .alt1Active {
background:#E3E3E3 none repeat scroll 0 0;
like this

4. Jun 14, 2009

### signerror

My pick:

$$\pi^2 \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \left\{ \sup_{a_{ij}\in\mathbb{R},\, \mathbf{x}_i,\mathbf{y}_j\in\mathbb{C}^n} \left\{ \left| \sum_{i=1}^n\sum_{j=1}^n a_{ij} \, \frac{\mathbf{x}_i \cdot\mathbf{y}_j}{\left| \mathbf{x}_i \right| \left| \mathbf{y}_j \right|} \right| \middle/ \sup_{s_i, t_j \in \mathbb{R}} \left| \sum_{i=1}^n\sum_{j=1}^n a_{ij} \, \frac{s_i \, t_j}{\left| s_i\right| \left| t_j\right|} \right| \right\} \right\}$$

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5. Jun 14, 2009

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Okay, I'll give it a try, though the odds are against me going early without any idea how many responses might be factored into the average.

I'm going to guess:
The answer is 42.

6. Jun 14, 2009

### drizzle

if this is serious then

42

7. Jun 14, 2009

### drizzle

do I smell something here???

8. Jun 14, 2009

### Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
Just to make it easy for people, here is a copy-and-pasteable color tag to enclose around your answer:

[noparse] [/noparse]

And my pick: 22.001

9. Jun 14, 2009

### qntty

Okay, my pick is

34 + e^sqrt(2)

10. Jun 15, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

32

but entering just two digits gives too short a message, so I have to write something below

11. Jun 15, 2009

### Tibarn

39.9999...

12. Jun 15, 2009

14.9