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If everyone on earth was to compete in a global game of Rock Paper Scissors, the winner will only have to play 32 times.

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15 hours ago, lacanteen said:

If everyone on earth was to compete in a global game of Rock Paper Scissors, the winner will only have to play 32 times.

I'm no mathematician but it seems like it would be closer to 20.

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This is simple enough just by taking a calculator and dividing the estimated population by 2, and repeating. Although even with the population rounded to 7.8 billion, you still end up with fractions after the 10th round. But this is jut having to deal with one extra person a few times.

But I come up with 33, not 32.

I am sure there is a formula for this.

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It's actually more of a theoretical statement because in reality, people are born and die around the world every minute. Also, there's a number of people that physically couldn't participate. 

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19 hours ago, The Mage said:

This is simple enough just by taking a calculator and dividing the estimated population by 2, and repeating. Although even with the population rounded to 7.8 billion, you still end up with fractions after the 10th round. But this is jut having to deal with one extra person a few times.

But I come up with 33, not 32.

I am sure there is a formula for this.

I viewed this as everyone playing RSP simultaneously, dropping 1/3 of the population each round.  Clearly, my view is the correct one because I identify as a correct person.

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3 hours ago, AngryChris said:

I viewed this as everyone playing RSP simultaneously, dropping 1/3 of the population each round.  Clearly, my view is the correct one because I identify as a correct person.

If everyone played simultaneously than there would only be a single game, and everyone would lose. 

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46 minutes ago, The Mage said:

If everyone played simultaneously than there would only be a single game, and everyone would lose. 

I'm declaring this a liberal debate and calling you a racist.

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