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### #11 unreality

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:12 PM

To clarify: by "AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE" I mean where each person is as close as possible to 0.2 chances of winning. If you want to get specific, where the total (absolute value) deviation of each person's chances from 0.2 is as close as possible to 0
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### #12 EventHorizon

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:53 PM

To clarify: by "AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE" I mean where each person is as close as possible to 0.2 chances of winning. If you want to get specific, where the total (absolute value) deviation of each person's chances from 0.2 is as close as possible to 0

Using the metric "the sum over all players of the absolute value of the difference between the players probability and .2", the answer I gave previously still minimizes this. (of course, S and P are interchangeable in the answer, but I chose the one that favors Perry)
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