[1103] Nine

Title Text:FYI: If you get curious and start trying to calculate the time adjustment function that minimizes the gap between the most-used and least-used digit (for a representative sample of common cook times) without altering any time by more than 10%, and someone asks you what you are doing, it is easier to just lie.<

Origin:https://xkcd.com/1103/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1103:_Nine

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最常见的烹饪时间以整数,半数或四分之一分钟的增量给出;例如,2:00分钟。或者1:30分钟,这意味着1,2,3,4,5和0是微波炉上最常用的数字(因为微波时间通常少于6分钟),并且使用数字如6,7,8,或9,人们必须在这段时间内做饭。然而,对于未充分使用的数字’9’来说,Cueball感觉很糟糕,因此他将食物微波加热一分钟五十九秒而不是两分钟,因为一秒钟的差异可以忽略不计。

此外,在兰德尔的书“Thing Explainer”中,除了九个之外,每个从1到10的数字都是最常用的千分之一,标有“8后的数字”。这证明了其他数字如何使用超过九个。

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