Blab

03-14-2014, 07:26 AM

I was looking at the monthly score list and discovered that you can get more detail behind each player's scores by clicking on their names (which takes you to their "trophy rooms"). I did this for "pcuser" because his/her high point average indicated playing a lot of 4X7 challenging puzzles and this proved to be true in the details--the great majority of the games were 4x7's. I am amazed how someone can average 212 seconds (a little over 3 minutes per game) on these puzzles! However, under the 4x7 category in the details, the average time was 539 seconds (and even 785 seconds for the much fewer 4x6's). Since the great majority of the games have been played in February and March, in which "pcuser's" average times were 228 and 212 seconds respectively, that would mean that previous games would have had to average almost 1000 seconds to reach the 539 average for all the games. This seems impossible to me. This anomaly also applied to "txvballgirl," who had February and March averages of 456 and 331 respectively, yet a year to date average of 610--indicating an average of 1500 seconds in games played previously.

I am thinking there must be some rational explanation for this, and the mathematician in me must know what it is! Thanks.

I am thinking there must be some rational explanation for this, and the mathematician in me must know what it is! Thanks.