I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 124
After saying that, the mysterious person hung up the phone. Avoiding Zhang Jue takes too much time to think about it. Zhang Jue cupped his chin, somewhat puzzled. The person seemed to be threatening him, but it didn’t seem to be. Such empty words with no substance would not be easily believed by anyone.
But Zhang Jue instinctively felt that something was wrong. Was the other party an enemy or a friend? Who had told him his number? What was his purpose?
In public, Zhang Jue had no time to analyze these things. On the other side, Louis asked one last time, “Young man, have you considered it?”
Zhang Jue cupped his chin, making a final decision. Could it be that person had placed a bomb here? Which would explode as soon as he refused to answer the question?
You’re kidding. Do you think this is a movie? But he still didn’t dare to be reckless.
Just as Zhang Jue was confused, Yang Xue’s voice came from behind him. “Mr. Louis, please wait a moment.” The crowd looked for the voice and saw a tall oriental woman coming to the front of the stage.
She said, “We will answer the next question.”
Ning tugged at her sleeve and whispered, “Sister, you’re crazy. The next question must be hard. It’s not worth it at all for the sake of some boxing match tickets.” Yang Xue shook her head gently at her.
Yang Xue saw in Zhang Jue’s expression before and after answering the phone, that he originally looked determined, but now there is some hesitation. Needless to say, he must have encountered something. What she can do is to support him right now.
Louis looked at Yang Xue and then at Zhang Jue. “Who is this?”
“A friend of mine.” Zhang Jue said.
“Then, she just said that….”
“One moment, please.” Zhang Jue said, then turned to Yang Xue, “Are you sure? That’s a gift for you.”
“I’m sure.” Yang Xue nodded, “I’ve already received your gift.”
“Good.” Zhang Jue suddenly smiled, “If you’re willing to die, I’ll be willing to bury your body, and with that, Mr. Louis. Please bring me the question.”
Ning looked left and right, wondering what kind of code words they were playing. Clearly, there was already an extraordinary tacit understanding between these two. Louis was pleased to see that Zhang Jue had finally agreed.
He said, “The pirate’s share of the gold just now is a classic problem in game theory. However, it’s a bit difficult, but not impossible. Normal people can always come up with the correct answer after a period of time to think about. The additional question I’m going to give is a variation of this question, but it’s more difficult than the previous one, so please listen carefully.”
This was an additional question specifically for Zhang Jue. Those spectators gathered around the field were just trying to have a good time, and when they heard that this question was even more difficult than the previous one, everyone got excited. After all, those who watched the fun were never afraid of anything big.
Zhang Jue looked at the crowd’s expressions and couldn’t help but smile. “Mr. Louis, what’s the topic of the question? I’m all ears.”
Louis nodded, “The same topic about pirates sharing their gold. I think we all remembered it clearly. I will not repeat it. To make it more interesting, there will be some change and another new condition to the question.”
“The original five pirates are very rational. It was easy to think of the solution. I will now add irrational people.”
“Four of the five pirates are rational people, these four people know that there is an irrational pirate among them, but they do not know who might be is. The irrational pirate has his own distribution principle: when proposed by the rational person, the irrational person gets a number of gold coins greater than or equal to 100 ÷ the number of people left, the irrational person will agree.”
“When the irrational person proposes the distribution plan, it will propose distributing the gold coins equally according to the number of people; only when it is No. 4 does the irrational person give No. 5 100 gold coins. Of course, the average distribution here refers to the relative average. For example, when 3 people share 100 gold coins, the irrational person will propose the distribution plan of 34, 33, 33, and get 1 more gold coin for himself.”
“So now comes the question.” Louis continued, “Suppose the first person is a rational person. How should he distribute the gold to ensure that his share is maximized?”
After listening to the question, some of the eager respondents in the field immediately deflated. Just listening to the question, they already know how difficult it is. I do not know where the store manager found these complex questions. Some people in the room were surprised, some were lost, some were thinking hard, but without exception, all eyes were locked on Zhang Jue. After all, he is the main character. He must answer the question.
But he was not disturbed by the crowd’s gaze, cupping his chin with his hand in contemplation. Man will be at his most handsome moment when they’re focused. Ning looked at the side of Zhang Jue’s face as if she somewhat understood Yang Xue’s words.
When all eyes were gathered on one person, he really seemed to glow. Undeniably, the question was very difficult, and Zhang Jue had no tools in his hands, doing complex calculations in his head completely out of thin air.
He could see his eyes constantly turning rapidly, a frequency that would make even a person feel exhausted by just watching it. It just wasn’t effective.
One minute passed, two minutes passed, five minutes passed, and ten minutes passed, and Zhang Jue still did not make any other movements. As if he was just a statue, standing there dazed. Louis smiled, a little smug. This question was so difficult that even if the game theory bigwigs came, it would be impossible to solve it in a short time.
He was just about to open his mouth to put some pressure on Zhang Jue. Unexpectedly, Zhang Jue suddenly smiled.
“I know the answer.”
On the way back, the way Ning looked at Zhang Jue was already a little off. Not that she liked Zhang Jue, of course, but only because Zhang Jue had indeed taught her a lesson. When she first met Zhang Jue, she didn’t have a good feeling about him because she was used to dealing with people who were rich and handsome. She was almost oblivious to “ordinary” people like Zhang Jue.
Zhang Jue hadn’t really done anything but get two questions right, but the aura that emanated from him was something she had never seen before. It was as if nothing could be difficult for him. Ning wondered why she felt this way when it was clear that they had only known each other for a short time.
She looked over at Zhang Jue, “Hey, that question just now. Did you come up with it on your own?”
The latter seemed to be pondering something and smiled when he heard her, “Or else what?”
Ning was unconvinced, “But why even with your explanation, I can’t understand it anymore. What’s up with the expected value, the distribution strategy, and the parabolic distribution? Was that really the result of your thinking?”
“Actually, I have a computer in my head. I’m an alien, aliens, you know.” Ning froze, realizing that Zhang Jue was flirting with her, hummed, and stopped talking.
Listening to their conversation, Yang Xue smiled and rubbed the bracelet Zhang Jue had won for her. On the other hand, Zhang Jue gradually curbed his smile. He had won a bracelet for Yang Xue and a ticket to a boxing match for himself. On the back of the ticket. A few words were written.
“Mr. Zhang, Can I trust you? Let me see your abilities!”
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