## thumb tacks revenge

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### thumb tacks revenge

in this forum game, i'll post several "measuring" problems that everyone who signs up will play.
i'll post the first one once we get 5-8 players, after two weeks.
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

I'm in.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

come on people, this is mildly fun i promise.
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

I'm curious and in.

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

one more day. if we don't get any more people, i'l play and we'll put answers in spoilers.
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

/okay. for the first round, choose an integer between 1 and 100.
the person who chooses the largest number get no points.
the person who chooses the second largest number gets the( largest number chosen -his number chosen) /2 points
the person who chooses the third largest number gets the(second largest number chosen -his number chosen) /3 points.

please put your answer in a spoiler, and don't look at a another player's guess until every one has submitted one.

Spoiler:
25
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Here goes nothing...
Spoiler:
42

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

That's a new one to me. I don't know which way to go.

Spoiler:
14

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

patzer? are you still intending to play?
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

i guess we just go with the players we have.
my guess was 25
somitomi guess was 42
solune guess was 14
somitomi, you get no points
i get (42 -25)/2 = 9 points
solune you get (25-14)/3 = 4 points.

i'll post the next challenge tomorrow.
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I'll join late, if that's an option.

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

sure.

for the next round, chose any real number between 1 and 1 hundred.
i'll take the logarithm base 2 of your number, and subtract the nearest player, and then multiply by 2.
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Is that the nearest player after taking the logarithm or before ?

Spoiler:
99.99999999999999999999 (20 nines)
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Spoiler:
42
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

phillip1882 wrote:patzer? are you still intending to play?

sorry, i overlooked this

my submission for the current round:

Spoiler:
8
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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Spoiler:
27
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solune guess 100 basically. log base 2 is 6.64
somitomi guessed 42 log base 2 is 5.39
i guessed 27 log base 2 is 4.75
patzer guessed 8 log is 3.

(6.64 - 5.39)*2 = 2.5 for solune
(5.39- 4.75)*2 = 1.3 for somitomi and phillip
(3 -4.75)*2 = 2.3 for patzer.

current standings
phillip1882 - 10.3
solune - 6.5
patzer - 2.3
somitomi - 1.3
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

in the next round we'll be playing on a circle. you may choose any real number between 0 and 2*pi. note however 0 = 2*pi.
you'll get |your value - closest clockwise| + |your value - closest counter clockwise.|

my choice
Spoiler:
2
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

my number
Spoiler:
4
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Ok, my thoughts, which you don't have to read:
Spoiler:
For your own score, it doesn't matter which exact value you pick, as long as you keep the same 2 neighbour players.
However by moving to the right or to the left you can take points from one neighbour and give it to the other. So if you think that someone has already taken the best spot, you can go next to them to lower their score.

With these considerations, my play is:
Spoiler:
- 46 ° = 5.48033 radians

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I have absolutely no idea what numbers people might submit
Spoiler:
4.2

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

phillip -2
patzer -4
solune - 5.48
somitomi - 4.2

phillip - 4-2 + 2-0.8 = 2+2.8 = 4.8
patzer - 4-2 +5.48-4 = 2+1.48 = 3.5
solune - 5.48 - 4.2 + 0.8 -2 = 1.3 +1.2 = 1.5
somitomi - 4.2 -5.48 +4.2 -2 = 3.5

standings
phillip - 15.1
solune - 8
patzer -5.8
somitomi - 4.7
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

for this round,

chose 2 whole numbers between 1 and 1000.
for every peg you surround you get 1 point however if neither of your pegs are surrounded, you get no points.

my guess
Spoiler:
30, 75
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

my submission

Spoiler:
1, 700
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Spoiler:
42
and
660

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solune
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Spoiler:
251 and 749

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

solune gets 1 point from somitomi, 1 point from patzer, and no point from phillip,
somitomi gets 1 point from solune, no points from patzer, and 1 point from phillip
patzer gets 1 point from solune, 2 points from somitomi, and 2 points from phillip.
phillip gets 1 point from somitomi.

standings
phillip - 16.1
solune - 10
patzer -10.8
somitomi - 6.7
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

for the next round, i'll take a circle with a radius of 10 with the center at 0, and draw 4 random lines. you goal is to choose 2 numbers for coordinates, and you score will be the area of the sector.

my choice
Spoiler:
3,7
good luck have fun

solune
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

From what I understand, this one is completely random
Spoiler:
(1,0)

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

I don't understand, the area of what sector? Does my point have to be inside the circle? What are the four random lines for?

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

my choice

Spoiler:
-7, -7
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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I don't understand, the area of what sector? Does my point have to be inside the circle? What are the four random lines for?

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the numbers 1 - 9 are each in one sector.
yes your point has to be inside the circle somewhere.
the four random lines are so not everyone gets the same score.
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Oh, I see
Spoiler:
[-4; 2]

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

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i generated the random lines by randomly generating 16 integer points, and joining every group of four. the red line is one of the lines generated.
somitomi you get 82
oatzer you also get 82
solune you get get 60
phillip gets 61
i know i didn't state this but i'm going to take the square root of each score so its not so significant.
somitomi and patzer you each get 9
solune and phillip we get 7.7
standing are:
phillip - 23.8
patzer -19.8
solune - 17.7
somitomi - 15.7
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

for this round, choose two integer numbers between 1-9999, the smaller number divided by the larger number will be your ratio.
bet your desired number points up to the total number of points you have. i'll generate 10 random numbers between 1-9999, if a number is less than ratio*9999, then you get (1-ratio)*bet, else you lose that amount.

my choice
Spoiler:
7, 8 bet 2 points
good luck have fun

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Ok, this has been sitting for a while whithout entires, so I need to ask some questions.
Do you bet 10 times, once per random number ?
Or do you bet once and if even one of the random numbers is less than your pick, you win ?

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

you bet once per random number.
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

if no one makes a bet within the next two days, i'll go to the next round .
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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

Spoiler:
ratio = 70/100, bet = 6

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### Re: thumb tacks revenge

phillip: 7/8 bet 2 points
10 generated numbers.
3266 - wins, 1/8 *2 = +0.25
8391 - wins +0.25
9204- loses - .25
4688- wins +.25
3736- wins -.25
8854- wins .25
6636 - wins .25
1713 -wins .25
6811 - wins .25
2894 - wins .25
+2 points altogether.
solune:
70/100, bet = 6
4334 -wins 30/100*6 = 1.8
5409 - wins 1.8
2318 - wins 1.8
611 - wins 1.8
9838 - loses 1.8
3918 - wins 1.8
4599 - wins 1.8
9712 - loses 1.8
4511 - wins 1.8
4585 - wins 1.8
9 points altogether.
standings

phillip - 25.8
solune - 23.7
patzer -19.8
somitomi - 15.7
good luck have fun