How does one get to know before he/she succumbs to a skewed work-life/personal-life balance?
1. You all get to choose a number between one and ten and write them on a piece of paper provided to each of you.
2. The (folded) pieces of the paper are collected by a game coordinator who calculates the average of all the numbers submitted.
3. The individual who submits a number closest to 1½ times the average is declared the winner and gets a cash award of R15,000.
4. If there is more than one ‘winner’, then each gets an equal fraction of the said reward amount.
To illustrate, suppose you’re playing this game along with two other individuals who have chosen numbers one and two (you, of course, do not know this). Suppose also, that you have chosen the number three (and they do not know this). The game coordinator collects all the numbers to calculate the average (equal to two) which he multiplies by 1½ to get three as