shady puzzle 277

shady123mon 20d

Hi friends, thanks to popular demand (one comment from Blister) I have made a second puzzle thread. It is a word game. The first one was here if you need to kickstart your noggin.

You must guess a word. Each word you guess I will return to you a number. Whoever guesses the methodology behind assigning numbers to words first wins and gets a sticker. Good luck.

BlisterJun 10, 2019
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
I think I cracked it. Everyone can check your name against it.

If Ravennn posted in this thread, her number should be 298.
shady12Jun 10, 2019
Hold on, is it their 776 round score divided by the number of letters in their name, rounded to the nearest whole number?
Yes :D

What sticker would you like, champ?
davidlmaoJun 10, 2019
can you do another one pls? you dont have to award a sticker or anything i just like puzzles
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
I don't want any stickers, I just want your soul.

I play for the game bby.
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
Also would like more puzzels.
CitadelJun 10, 2019
What a surprise the econ professor got it. Good job, haha!
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
I mean, it did take me roughly an hour, it was pretty challenging.
shady12Jun 10, 2019
I mean, it did take me roughly an hour, it was pretty challenging.
What steps did you take to solve it?
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
You want me to message you here or via dm?

I used math.
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
Looking at the time signatures, it was close to 30-35 minutes to solve.
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
Step 1. determine the relationship between the person and the number

Answer: Comp round participation somehow

Step 2. determine the relationship between the person and their participation.

Step 2a. Is there a relationship between the scores people have and the number received.

Yes, it's a general positive relationship, however independent variable isn't related to scoring (This part is the math) but the dependent variable is.

Step 3. What are the possible factors that the independent variable could be.


Discovering the positive relationship between scores and numbers let me know I was in the right general area, after that I just had to balance the equation in order to get the right answer.

For example, while doing scoring, I kept getting x.89 and numbers close to but not equal to whole numbers, letting me know the solution required some type of rounding, which lead me to division.
shady12Jun 10, 2019
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019!
This is what people in academia call "Have you tried mathing the Beach?"

This is generally what's expected of you.
VanityPrimeJun 10, 2019
BoxnessJun 11, 2019
aw i thought it was something to do with their first games played this round
doggoJun 11, 2019
comp is gross