# Lenny Conundrum

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What percentage of users answering this question will get it correct?

How is there a correct answer to this? I start out thinking I understand and
then it starts boggling my mind. It's very confusing if you really think about
it I think. Don't you think so???

;~ ?

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Not really, but there is a chance for multiple corrects or no correct.

Lets say there were 10 replies:

2
2
4
50
50
50
50
50
37
29

That means 50% of the people said 50%. So 50 would be right.

10
2
2
50
50
50
50
50
42
67

Then 10% answered 10% and 50% answered 50%, so they would both be right....

At least that makes sense to me.. perhaps I'm insane

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Since it is just a guess, basically, there will probably be thousands more
contestants than usual. And since the only possible answers are 0-100 the
spread should be pretty even for each number, I'd think. So.... if there
number of votes... it becomes pretty easy. But I've only gotten 1
conundrum right so far (almost 2 but I had the decimal in the wrong
place!) so don't take my word for it. This is also assuming not many
people choose something like 8000% as their answer.

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snicklebeast wrote:

> since the only possible answers are 0-100 the
> spread should be pretty even for each number, I'd think.

I wouldn't expect an equal distribution. How many people are going to
guess that 100 of the guesses are correct?

I expected only a small number would answer correctly, and the first
number that came to mind was 5%, so that's what I put. In hindsight,
that was foolish -- if that was the first number that came to mind for
me, it probably was for many others as well, so probably more than 5%
picked 5%.

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no one will know until next week

"Brian Anderson" <not@home.now> wrote in message
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> snicklebeast wrote:
>
> > since the only possible answers are 0-100 the
> > spread should be pretty even for each number, I'd think.
>
> I wouldn't expect an equal distribution. How many people are going to
> guess that 100 of the guesses are correct?
>
> I expected only a small number would answer correctly, and the first
> number that came to mind was 5%, so that's what I put. In hindsight,
> that was foolish -- if that was the first number that came to mind for
> me, it probably was for many others as well, so probably more than 5%
> picked 5%.

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