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  1. Nov 22, 2004 #1
    Fun game!! Participate if you can!

    Alright I'll try to make this brief.

    The rules:
    PM with your guess of a non-negative integer (ie. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...)
    The winner(s) will be the ones who choose the least number with the least number of pickers.

    For example, if there are 5 people playing: A, B, C, D, and E.
    A guesses 0, B guesses 0, C guesses 1, D and E guess 2: C would be the winner because he/she chose the least number with the least number of pickers.

    I know some of you might have heard of this game before, but I'm relatively new to PF and I noticed that many people come here so I want to see how this game goes with a big number of people.

    If I get a good response, I might run this game a few more rounds to see who won in more than 2-3 rounds or the number that has the most potential to win.

    So, go ahead PM right now!!

    P.S: I'll keep this open for two days and then post the results along with the winners. I will not alter any of the guesses and I already chose my lucky (or not) number. DO NOT put your guesses as replies to this message and please try not to post anything that hints to your guesses. Just post any questions/comments you have on the game. This game is not just about guessing, try to give it some thought, but as far as I know, there's no winning strategy.

    Have fun picking the winning number,
    Physics_wiz :biggrin:
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  3. Nov 22, 2004 #2
    f = \sqrt{1889593}

    g = \frac{f}{10\sqrt{2}}

    h = 98568*g

    i = \sqrt{h}

    k = \frac{i}{6\sqrt{3}}

    And what do you get? The number of the beast.
  4. Nov 22, 2004 #3


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    Alrighty, I sent in my guess.
  5. Nov 22, 2004 #4
    Too lazy to try this in the calculator, but, hmm what's the point? :confused: :uhh:
  6. Nov 22, 2004 #5

    When you figure it out, it will all makes sense.
  7. Nov 22, 2004 #6
    Is it related to the game?
  8. Nov 22, 2004 #7
    Hmm, I'm counting the number of PMs a person could receive before running out of alloted space. Less than the required amount for a "lot" of players I'd guess.
    if you want to see this game with a lot of players there is some website, iwon.com or something like that, where you can pick a number and everyday the winner gets five bucks or something. Personally I don't enjoy picking random numbers, and if I did win it would just show how much I don't fit in and that I don't even think like everyone else. What are you doing? trying to make me feel bad? I get it, i'm a weirdo, thanks for reminding me.
  9. Nov 22, 2004 #8
    Hmm, a moderator on another forum ran this game three rounds and the thing that amazed me was that one person won all three rounds. I'm just interested in seeing the results and I'd say that you're not a wierdo if you win...just know how to think right.

    Also, I took into account the 35 PM limit and made a notepad file on which I'll put all the names and numbers that I get and delete the PM's after I copy them to the notepad file. :smile:

    Send me a PM with a guess now! :biggrin:
  10. Nov 22, 2004 #9
    I'll bet $50 that on the other forum the guy who won three times in a row picked 1, which is lower than whatever the only other player (you) picked.
  11. Nov 22, 2004 #10
    WRONG! both 0 and 1 were picked by two or more people in all three rounds. That guy picked three different numbers in the three rounds. That's why I wanted to try the game for myself on a forum with more people to see what the results look like.

    Try to not make the results of the other forum influence your decisions. Who knows, maybe 0 will be the winning number.
  12. Nov 22, 2004 #11
    "which is lower than whatever the only other player (you) picked"

    There were more than just me and the other guy playing.
  13. Nov 22, 2004 #12
    Okay, I pick 2.

    Added by Forum Editor->best advice is to just ignore tribdog, don't encourage him by arguing with his comments. Don't feed him and hopefully he'll go home.
  14. Nov 22, 2004 #13
    Hehe, well I said in the opening post not to say anything about your numbers in replies. If you really want to pick 2 PM me with that number. :wink:
  15. Nov 22, 2004 #14


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    Is this just a cheezy excuse to appear popular by getting lots of PMs? :wink:
  16. Nov 22, 2004 #15
    Does it look that way? :rolleyes:
  17. Nov 22, 2004 #16
    Yeah it does.
  18. Nov 22, 2004 #17
    Well, the purpose of the game was NOT to make me popular. Also, the purpose of PMing me with the guesses is that so noone would see what others guessed and then base his/her number on that (obviously).
  19. Nov 22, 2004 #18


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    But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of y'all. Are you the sort of people who would pick a number near the middle or a number near the ends ? Now, a clever person would pick a number from the ends, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for something in the middle. I'm not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose a number from the middle. But you must have known I was not a great fool; you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose a number not in the middle...

    OR I could take advantage of the fact that you have not imposed an upper bound and pick a hideously large number...
  20. Nov 22, 2004 #19


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    I was wondering how long it would take you to get to that realization in that long explanation of your reasoning. :wink: I know where the beginning is, but I'm not sure what the middle or other end are.
  21. Nov 22, 2004 #20
    Why would you pick "a hideously large number"?

    The problem is that you are not the only one who thinks that way. When other people think like you, the one with the smallest "hideously large number" will win (assuming all the numbers under it get more than one guess and no one else picked your number).

    Try to find the ultimate winning number :wink: ALL you gotta do is figure out how people on this forum will decide on which number to guess and then pick the lowest number with the lowest number of pickers (pretty easy huh?). But again, if they think like you think and know you're going to think that way, they might try to counter your strategy and pick another number. It's an infinite loop of thinking, but just try to guess how far your forum friends want to think and then when you finally decide on a number, pick something else!! Ahh...this is too confusing, even for me!! :yuck: :eek: :grumpy:
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