I was running a procedure to be like one of those games were people try to guess a number between 1 and 100 where there are 100 people guessing.I then averaged how many different guesses there are.
import random def averager(times): tests= for i in range(times): l= for i in range(0,100): l.append(random.randint(0,100)) tests.append(len(set(l))) return (sum(tests))/len(tests) print(averager(1000))
For some reason, the number of different guesses averages out to 63.6
Why is this?Is it due to a flaw in the python random library?
In a scenario where people were guessing a number between 1 and 10
The first person has a 100% chance to guess a previously unguessed number
The second person has a 90% chance to guess a previously unguessed number
The third person has a 80% chance to guess a previously unguessed number
and so on...
The average chance of guessing a new number(by my reasoning) is 55%. But the data doesn't reflect this.