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TopNewest@Janardhanan Sivaramakrishnan @Vishnu Bhagyanath @Harsh Shrivastava @Aloysius Ng @Agnishom Chattopadhyay @Anirudh Mallya The round may start in 30 minutes! – Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Looks like I missed it. I was busy shampooing my beard with carrot juiceLog in to reply

@Nihar Mahajan!! – Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

You have more money thatnLog in to reply

– Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Why do we have two End Money Columns?Log in to reply

– Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

May your beard grow long and healthy.Log in to reply

– Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

You can still catch up in round 3 !Log in to reply

– Chinmay Sangawadekar · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

You didn't invite me bro :( :(Log in to reply

– Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Sorry! You were not active on brilliant/slack for sometime, nor you commented something here. So I assumed you were out of station or not interested in this :(Log in to reply

– Aloysius Ng · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh no, it went into 21 minutes! It says maximum 20 tho... So did something go wrong... Also, how are we updated about the amount we have?Log in to reply

You can view the past rounds here. (Google Spreadsheet link). – Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Aloysius Ng · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

oops, i thought there was a program going on. Thanks! (and sorry)Log in to reply

The Co-operative strategyAssumption : At least 10 people participate, and they agree on an oligoploy. Say \(n\) people participate.

Strategy : Each of these 'colluders' will buy \(\left[\frac{500}{n}\right]\) units.

Would that be a good idea?? – Janardhanan Sivaramakrishnan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Vishnu Bhagyanath · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

How can one predict \( n\) until everyone has commented?Log in to reply

I'm collaborating. – Harsh Shrivastava · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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I hope \(TQ < 900\) XD – Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Vighnesh Shenoy Maximum is 50 – Vishnu Bhagyanath · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Vighnesh Shenoy · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Yea, I forgot that. LolLog in to reply

An important query :

Can I participate in \(i^{th}\) round even if I skip participation in one or more of the previous \(i-1\) rounds?

The skipping a round is beneficial as a co-operative strategy in certain scenarios. Say, in a particular round I enter late and find that the total production is already \(899\). Now, giving any positive order quantity will not cause any revenue increase for me and the worst part, giving an order \(Q_i \ge 2\) will bring some loss to all. – Janardhanan Sivaramakrishnan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes. Production = 0 unless otherwise stated.Log in to reply

As many people as possible can participate... Oh no. I already imagine everyone going into debt since many people might play. Well, one trivial method is to wait 5 min then submit. If one gets 90 people he is able to win. Each person in the group orders 50 each day. Then the cost will only be 100 or less. So this might turn out to be the best idea since it guarantees success. But how? haha.

I might put 50 for the first round since it is quite likely that people will not try to make the price cross below 100. So i think i might keep playing maximum since it is unlikely that people will make the cost drop over 100... – Aloysius Ng · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Janardhanan Sivaramakrishnan 's strategy is well bellow the borderline. – Vishnu Bhagyanath · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Everyone would think the same. The sessions only last 5 minutes. As soon as the comments start coming, everyone will bet completely. Unless a set strategy for all is followed, it won't work out. Yes, there would be a few who don't stick to the strategy that's whyLog in to reply

– Aloysius Ng · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Also, the determination of n is very tricky...Log in to reply

I think there is a small typo – Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks! I forgot the = sign.Log in to reply

How much does one start off with? – Vishnu Bhagyanath · 7 months, 4 weeks ago

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But you can go into debt of -$5000 to place an initial order of production. I've updated the scoring section. – Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Vishnu Bhagyanath · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh cool, so if essentially the total production goes above 900, everyone loses out, yes? And could you provide a link to Part I ?Log in to reply

What's the difference between 'Pyou' and 'Pi' in your 'How to keep score' part? – Anirudh Mallya · 7 months, 4 weeks ago

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\( Q_{you} \) is

your own production order.\(Q_i\) refers to the sum of production orders of everyone. It is indexed. – Calvin Lin Staff · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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