Rumor Spreading

“Welcome to a special promotional event sponsored by ACME Innovations Inc.,” said PR Jane Doe, speaking enthusiastically into a microphone to a hundred guests gathered in a large salon.

“ACME Innovation Inc. has developed a special velcro sticker which has been designed to test the spreading of rumors. It displays a number on a small LCD screen. By reading a persons’ unique vitality field, the number is incremented by one on being handed to someone else,” explained Jane Doe pleasantly.

“When you receive it, please pass on the sticker someone nearby. I’ll be mingling with you all and when the badge returns to me by this process of random handovers, whoever in advance has correctly guessed the number that will be displayed on the badge will win a thousand dollars,” said Jane Doe.

“Please enter you name and the number you estimate or guess on a slip of paper that you will find on the table over there by the entrance and place it in the box,” said Jane Doe, indicating the table.

Jane Doe stuck the velcro sticker on the first person nearby, and the procedure begun.

What is your estimate of the most probable number on the badge when it is returned by a random path to Jane Doe?

About Ken

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Honors, University of Maryland. Graduate of Danish School of Classical Homeopathy in 1998. Studies over several years at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonnisos, Greece with the world-famous homeopath George Vithoulkas (winner of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize). Director of Klinik for Klassisk Homøopati in Herlev, Denmark. Director of the Iberian School and Clinic of Classical Homeopathy in Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain and Gibraltar. Founding member of the Spanish Association of Classical Homeopathy (Asociación Española de Homeopatía Unicista) approved by ECCH (European Council for Classical Homeopathy). Currently director of the International Homeopathic Web Clinic and the Avila Clinic and School of Classical Homeopathy in Caracas, Venezuela. Kjetill Oftedal offers consultations in English, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, Dutch and Portuguese.
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