# Is being good at maths better than being able to apply logic to a problem

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

Note by Bailey Foster
7 years, 5 months ago

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Since 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.

- 7 years, 5 months ago

sorry. didnt get your question :P

- 7 years, 5 months ago

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

- 7 years, 5 months ago

sorry i mean if the other person chose 38 what would you choose

- 7 years, 5 months ago

but she didnt say the number is positive.

- 7 years, 5 months 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.

- 7 years, 5 months ago

I am a he

- 7 years, 5 months ago

I forgot to say the number is in between 1 and 100

- 7 years, 5 months ago

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

- 7 years, 4 months ago

50

- 6 years, 3 months ago