> > This is mathematically unsound.
> > Clearly these figures should add to 15.
> > They actually add to 14.7
> > Can you either
> > a) recount
> > b) give us more decimal places
> > or c) tell us where your rounding errors come from.
> > Thanks. Happy New Year.
> > Rhodri
> > > Mark
> Without wanting to preempt the original poster, this anomaly could have arisen
> from prevaricators like myself who voted England & France equal 1st, Scotland
> 3rd. Wales 4th & Ireland 5th, a total of 14. If there were enough indecisive
> voters like myself, then the average total would clearly be below 15, e.g. 14.7.
> Sculler (sweltering in the WA summer heat - hmmm, must be time for another
Absolutely correct, a few people have posted numbers as you mentioned.
I'm glad someone brought it up since I wasn't sure of the reason. At
first I thought it was human error when filling in the form but now I
see that it is was deliberate indecision. Enough to drive a
mathematically astute person to drink, not that it bothers me. My
attitude is that it averages out in the long run. However, no free beer
if you don't get all five selections correct:-}
Since my last posting, more numbers have been rolling in. The order
remains the same but Scotland is falling from parity with England to
chumming up with Wales for 3rd and 4th. More updates to follow.