Random number challenge

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Jun 13 21:38:52 MDT 2008


On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:44:09AM -0600, Von Fugal wrote:
> <quote name="Levi Pearson" date="Fri, 13 Jun 2008 at 11:34 -0600">
> > On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Scott Edwards <supadupa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm with Von.  If it's random, it's not suppose to be predictable.
> > > After the first result, the remaining results become more predictable.
> > 
> > That raises the question of whether you *do* want it to be a random
> > choice from all participants every time.  It seems perfectly
> > reasonable to me to exclude winners from getting multiple prizes.
> > 
> >           --Levi
> 
> What if there's as many prizes as participants? Then you know every
> participant is going to get exactly one prize. That's no fun at all.

That depends on the prizes.

"First prize, a week vacation in Cuba."

"Second prize, a two week vacation in Cuba."


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