I'd be the one to answer with 0%.

Or would I...

answer 0%, and make 1000 forum accounts that answer any other number, then you win

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Ralis
, Oct 14 2014 10:07 PM

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

If it was exactly 50% it would round up to the 100%s being the winners.

That's not fair...Both are 50% away from the right answer, so both 0% and 100% should be correct.

Suppose: out of 100 total answers you have

two people answered 1 (so 2%)

one person answered 2 (so 1%)

seven people answered 8 (so 7%)

ninety people answered 91 (so 90%)

So how are you going to round it up?

**Edited by neko1231, 15 October 2014 - 01:53 PM.**

Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:57 PM

That's not fair...Both are 50% away from the right answer, so both 0% and 100% should be correct.

Suppose: out of 100 total answers you have

two people answered 1 (so 2%)

one person answered 2 (so 1%)

seven people answered 8 (so 7%)

ninety people answered 91 (so 90%)

So how are you going to round it up?

how do you round 1.5 to the nearest number? same concept

Emm....So in my case will round using 50%=0.5, round(50%)=round(0.5)= 1? Then round(51%) will be also 1? and round(1%) is 0? strange.....

Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:23 PM

The point is that there is no right answer, so the expression "next closest answer" is meaningless. I wanted to know if he had in mind a well-defined procedure for choosing the "next closest answer" but there doesn't seem to be one at all.That's not fair...Both are 50% away from the right answer, so both 0% and 100% should be correct.

You can't make up rules as you go along.i'd say in your added scenario, the two answering 1 would win. similar to blackjack you can still win if you are at or under 21; the moment you go over 21 you are out regardless of how close you were.

ralis can confirm.

**Edited by renouille, 15 October 2014 - 02:43 PM.**

Posted 15 October 2014 - 03:28 PM

So many hypothetical scenarios that aren't going to happen...

Another example for "next closest answer". Let's assume that the top five answers are:

100% - 10/100 or 10% of total answers

1% - 6/100 or 6% of total answers

2% - 5/100 or 5% of total answers

3% - 5/100 or 5% of total answers

4% - 3/100 or 3% of total answers

All other answers have only 1 or 2 guesses.

1% and 2% are already accounted for so those cannot win. The 4% guess is the most accurate / next closest because it is only 1% away from how many people guessed it.

Does that make sense?

Another example for "next closest answer". Let's assume that the top five answers are:

100% - 10/100 or 10% of total answers

1% - 6/100 or 6% of total answers

2% - 5/100 or 5% of total answers

3% - 5/100 or 5% of total answers

4% - 3/100 or 3% of total answers

All other answers have only 1 or 2 guesses.

1% and 2% are already accounted for so those cannot win. The 4% guess is the most accurate / next closest because it is only 1% away from how many people guessed it.

Does that make sense?

**Edited by Ralis, 15 October 2014 - 03:29 PM.**

Posted 15 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

So let me see if I can state the rules unambiguously:

- A valid answer is an integer percentage in the range 0-100.
- Valid submitted answers are assigned a score equal to the absolute value of the difference between the percentage of people who submitted that answer--rounded to the nearest whole number--and the value of the answer itself.
- A winning answer is a valid answer with the minimum score.

Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:20 AM

This Week's Challenge

Week 9: Paradox [ 10/15 - 10/21 ]

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Unfortunately I've been a little busy with school this week and the new Conundrum slipped my mind until about fifteen minutes ago, which just isn't enough time for me to come up with and thoroughly test a new puzzle!

So, for this week, I'm going to let you all decide what the correct answer is... Sort of. You see, it will be a sort of paradox: there will

beno correct answer until people haveguessedthe correct answer. Kind of strange, isn't it?

Anyway, sorry about this week... and may the odds be ever in your favor.

What percentage of the answers to this week's Conundrum will be correct? Round to the nearest whole number.

Example: If you believe everyone will answer the same number, enter 100 or 100%.

(If there is no correct answer, I'll take the next closest answer)

This week's prize:

10x Bloody Branch

The competition ends Tuesday, October 21st at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

Um.. wth does this have to do with RO

This is confusing as hell also. I read all your post & it still doesn't make sense...LOL

Sounds more like a guessing game where everyone just picks a number. I bet this weeks going to have the most answers

I wasn't kidding when I said I spent HOURS counting. HOURS.

I think I counted trees about seven different times.

Also I love how trees took up pretty much half of that video. :l

Yeah I bet. That's why I gave up doing it after trying to count the flags & loosing track

Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

It would have been easy to come up with another random tiny image like the first week's.Unfortunately I've been a little busy with school this week and the new Conundrum slipped my mind until about fifteen minutes ago, which just isn't enough time for me to come up with and thoroughly test a new puzzle!

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