Thursday, September 24, 2009

A great idea, or maybe not

"Woah!", I hear you say. "Slow down young Steve. With all this blogging, you're going to burst one of the tubes!". However, I thought I'd mention a great idea I thought I had. See if you can spot the flaw.

I didn't watch Derren Brown pretend to predict the lottery, but his suggestion of using the Wisdom of the Crowds gave me an idea - why not create a website where people can enter their prediction for the numbers. The website will then show the average of everyone's numbers, and people can use those numbers for their actual choices!

Any mathematicians out there may spot the flaw sooner that the rest of us. So let's save me lots of time and programming and all just choose the numbers 24, 24, 24, 24, 24 and 24.

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