- Gather a group of people (the more, the better)
- Ask each person to write down a number between 0 – 100
- Calculate the average of all these numbers
- The one who guessed closest to 2/3 of the average number wins
Which number would you guess if you were in the game?
I played the game for the first time yesterday. My guess was 8.2
I thought if everyone randomly chooses a number, the average should be 50, and 2/3 of it is 33.3.
I assume everyone should know this. If everyone knows it, people will try 33.3333, and the average is 33.33. 2/3 of it is 22.22
If everyone is as smart and think of this, people will irratate, and the number is becoming smaller and smaller, like this.
My brain started to hurt, and finally, I thought, at least it should be within 1-10, so I randomly chose 8.2
The Final Result
This is the guess from 12 people:
The average is 31.445, and 2/3 of it is 20.96333333. Finally, the person who guessed 22 won the game. I lose miserably.
I agree that world is not created by genius now.