We'll you can work out any problem by applying logic to it like this problem. X has a number in his head and it is between 1 and 100. a and b have to try and get as near as it as you can. A chooses 37 what number does b choose to have better odds than a. Answer that. It's easy if you apply logic to it

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TopNewestSince X could have chosen any number from 1 to infinity, obviously the greatest chance of B winning is for B to choose 38. This isn't necessarily so if X can only choose, say, any number from 1 to 50, in which case B should chose 36. – Michael Mendrin · 3 years ago

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50 – Carl Yeung · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Maybe we should get back to the main question is it better to be good at maths or to be able to apply logic to a problem – Bailey Foster · 3 years ago

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I forgot to say the number is in between 1 and 100 – Bailey Foster · 3 years ago

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but she didnt say the number is positive. – D K · 3 years ago

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– Bailey Foster · 3 years ago

I am a heLog in to reply

– Michael Mendrin · 3 years ago

Well, extending that thinking, Foster didn't say that the number was a real. Maybe it could be a complex number, in which case it becomes impossible to determine which number would be closer.Log in to reply

sorry. didnt get your question :P – D K · 3 years ago

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– Bailey Foster · 3 years ago

If you choose 38 to try to get as near to the number in X's head what would you chooseLog in to reply

– Bailey Foster · 3 years ago

sorry i mean if the other person chose 38 what would you chooseLog in to reply