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Green Room - Week 29 - Day 10

I have these 5 friends.

Let's call them tinhuviel, tru2myart, welfy, chite and boxsofrain.



They are all selling fruit. 10 customers were threatened with beatings until they bought something from everyone.

and Kiwi, just because.

5 bought apples from tinhuviel
3 bought oranges
1 bought bananas
1 bought kiwi

With tru2myart - 3 bought apples
4 bought oranges
1 bought bananas
2 bought kiwi

1 apple
2 oranges
6 bananas
1 kiwi


3 apples
2 oranges
2 bananas
3 kiwi

0 apples
2 oranges
0 bananas
8 kiwi

They all sold the exact same amount of fruit, because that was the rule.
However, there was also a "Best Of" for what fruit people liked more than any other, that was added to the score.

2 for tinhuviel's apples
2 for tru2myart's oranges
1 for tru2myart's apples
3 for welfy's bananas
3 for boxsofrains kiwi

So you add those to the totals. Note that chite didn't get any votes for that, but her overall scores kept her out of the bottom anyway.

The only ones that didn't sell any were boxsofrain's apples and bananas. It just wasn't a good day for her to sell those things.

So, she would be "out" of the fruit selling business competition.

But let's pretend that two of those kiwi sales decided to buy an apple and a banana instead.
That would be a tie between
tinhuviel's bananas
tinhuviel's kiwi
tru2myart's bananas
tru2myart's kiwi
welfy's kiwi
boxsofrain apples
boxsofrain kiwi

The tie-breaker would go to the votes people gave for what the "Best" of those fruits had been. tinhuviel had 2 votes. tru2myart had 3 ( (2 for one of her fruits and 1 for another) . welfy had 3 and boxsofrain had 3.

Which means tinhuviel would be packing her orchard baskets.

I probably just confused people even more!

Or made them want to sign up for the next season of LJ Fruit Sales!

It's going to be wild!

One of those things happened.

But while you are figuring out which - remember to get those votes in! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1042901.html


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Aug. 30th, 2017 01:28 pm (UTC)
This reminds me too much of math word problems from grade school! When I'm being cooked in Hell on a rotisserie, I'm sure one of the gremlins applying BBQ sauce will be my 6th grade teacher, who loved word problems.

I will be working in LJ Fruit Sales, if only to get off that damn spit.
Aug. 30th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
The example was inspired by those. :)

But the core of the matter is that it's just like any other week - DON'T HAVE THE FEWEST VOTES!

Aug. 30th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh good, glad to know I'm not the only one who thought that!

:hates word problems with the unrelenting heat of 1000 suns even though she gets the gist of this one even though it's convoluted:

Aug. 30th, 2017 07:51 pm (UTC)
If a train is leaving Boston at noon going 1,000 miles an hour

and another train is leaving New York at noon going 2,000 miles an hour -

what time will it be when you realize these trains are going WAY too fast?
Aug. 30th, 2017 09:17 pm (UTC)
When I first saw the post, I was afraid I was going to have to work out some crazy word problem in order to get...something...
I could feel my blood pressure starting to rise, lol!
Aug. 30th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
This looks too much like an algebra problem. *runs screaming into the night*
Aug. 30th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
It's funny, because math is NOT something I enjoy. But this makes total sense to me. :)
Aug. 30th, 2017 03:48 pm (UTC)

I too shall return because I'm a masochist. Not!

My head hurts.

Edited at 2017-08-30 03:50 pm (UTC)
Aug. 30th, 2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
A writer, a critic, a hack, a fighter, and a lover walk into a coffee bar....
Aug. 30th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
and order 1 drink.

Because they are all the same person.
Aug. 30th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
Aug. 30th, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
Like I just said upthread, I get the gist of what you're trying to do arranging it this way, but it IS IMHO very convoluted (the fruit selling analogy helped me btw). And what's not to say that this could encourage an all-votes-in-one-basket kind of thing even though that's exactly what you're trying to avoid?

Aug. 30th, 2017 07:13 pm (UTC)
After the Season 4 "Sweet 16" I'll never say anything CAN'T happen. Or even that it's "unlikely" to happen.

Because I've learned there are folks out there who take that as a dare.

I *will* say that it would take more work to do that than I think anyone is willing to put in. :) Or at least more coordination, and then you have to hope that it's a really small turn-out so that the core voters you set up to do that will be the majority. Otherwise, you're just rolling the dice.

Glad the fruit analogy helped. I was trying to think of anything more interesting, and then thought of "kiwi", the rest of the analogy just fell into place after that!
Aug. 30th, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
Season 4 Sweet Sixteen?
Aug. 30th, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
It was the final 4. All of them had to write 16 entries!!

The entries were then placed in a series of polls that were designed so that as long as *1* entry was still alive - that contestant was still alive in the poll.

There was no telling how long it was going to last, with entries fighting it out against each other for supremacy.

Except that one person ended up falling behind in a couple polls early on, and the bottom tanked out from under them *across the board*. Except 1 spot - and then votes just started coming in for everyone but them, to avoid a second round...

Season 4 was all about people trying to find a way to "game the system", and they definitely did in that moment.
Aug. 30th, 2017 10:11 pm (UTC)
You know that terrifies me, right? :-)
Aug. 30th, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
I think I understand a bit better but...I also really want to make a cobbler now!

I was in season four but didn't make it to the top four. Was that the only year you have made people write 16 things in one week? I'll be frank. I was winded finding the time for THREE entries this time around!
Aug. 30th, 2017 08:22 pm (UTC)
It's appeared a couple times. :)

With anywhere from a a week and a half to two weeks to write.

The winner of Season 4 actually wrote most of hers in the backseat of the car while taking a family trip.
Aug. 30th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC)
Love it! I wrote all my entries this week in the *front* seat of my car in parking lots, waiting for my kids to get out of things like jazz and karate, lol!

Edited at 2017-08-30 09:12 pm (UTC)
Aug. 30th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
Now I want a kiwi. I'm grateful to not worry too much about the craziness of how you're figuring this out (though I get it) and looking forward to finding the time to read all of these things from wonderful writers.
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