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post Jan 4 2016, 06:40 PM
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... between 1 and 12.


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post Jan 4 2016, 07:59 PM
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post Jan 4 2016, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 4 2016, 07:59 PM) *
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Curious. Anyone else?


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post Jan 4 2016, 10:56 PM
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post Jan 4 2016, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 4 2016, 10:56 PM) *
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Yes, less curious. Anyone else?


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post Jan 4 2016, 11:48 PM
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post Jan 5 2016, 12:32 AM
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post Jan 5 2016, 01:10 AM
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Corbyns # 666.


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post Jan 5 2016, 01:41 AM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 4 2016, 06:40 PM) *
... between 1 and 12.


A real number between 1 and 12, or a number up to 12 digits long?

If a number between 1 and 12, then 7, it is the most common selection when asked to give a 'random' number.
If up to 12 digits, then 8388608.


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post Jan 5 2016, 01:49 AM
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All numbers are infinitive in the monkey verse. And one is the loneliest number, I know, I heard it on the radio!


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post Jan 5 2016, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Jan 4 2016, 11:48 PM) *
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Good choice.


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post Jan 5 2016, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 5 2016, 12:32 AM) *
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Again, curious. It wouldn't be my choice, I could never plant two trees for example, it would have to be three, I don't find two to be a restful number


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post Jan 5 2016, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 5 2016, 01:41 AM) *
A real number between 1 and 12, or a number up to 12 digits long?

If a number between 1 and 12, then 7, it is the most common selection when asked to give a 'random' number.
If up to 12 digits, then 8388608.

Yes real, but it doesn't have to be rational so as many digits as you please, but it should be between 1 and 12.

And yes, I'd have chosen 7 - I wonder why that is.


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post Jan 5 2016, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 5 2016, 07:41 AM) *
Again, curious. It wouldn't be my choice, I could never plant two trees for example, it would have to be three, I don't find two to be a restful number

It was a choice without care for the consequence. If you asked pick a value between £1.00 and £12.00, I'd pick £12.00. If you asked pick a number between 1 press-up and 12 press-ups, I'd pick 1.
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post Jan 5 2016, 11:24 AM
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post Jan 5 2016, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Jan 5 2016, 11:24 AM) *
2.71828 (e)

Yes, good one.

I'll choose the golden ratio, in deference to art, architecture, and human perception.


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post Jan 5 2016, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 5 2016, 07:42 AM) *
Yes real, but it doesn't have to be rational so as many digits as you please, but it should be between 1 and 12.

And yes, I'd have chosen 7 - I wonder why that is.


I was told it is bacuase we do not choose top or bottom and the centre seems a bit precise so you go just above or below it - 7 sounds less precise (i.e. more random) than 5 so when told to choose a number between 1 & 12 inclusive at random 7 is the modal number chosen
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post Jan 5 2016, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE (Rdg @ Jan 5 2016, 02:43 PM) *
I was told it is bacuase we do not choose top or bottom and the centre seems a bit precise so you go just above or below it - 7 sounds less precise (i.e. more random) than 5 so when told to choose a number between 1 & 12 inclusive at random 7 is the modal number chosen


But the centre (6.5) is not as precise as 7.

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post Jan 5 2016, 04:49 PM
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I chose 6, first number that came into my head. Might have been because I was sitting at pub table no.6, waiting for food to arrive!


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post Jan 5 2016, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (Rdg @ Jan 5 2016, 02:43 PM) *
I was told it is bacuase we do not choose top or bottom and the centre seems a bit precise so you go just above or below it - 7 sounds less precise (i.e. more random) than 5 so when told to choose a number between 1 & 12 inclusive at random 7 is the modal number chosen

I see 7 as a propitious restful number, not uncomfortably even, but with just the right amount of asymmetry. That's not unlike what you said.


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