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Q: Does the Pareto Rule apply? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Does the Pareto Rule apply?
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Nov 2002 00:36 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2002 00:36 PST
Question ID: 104487
Do 20% of the Google Army of Researchers provide 80% of the answers?
Subject: Re: Does the Pareto Rule apply?
Answered By: johnny_phoenix-ga on 11 Nov 2002 07:15 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi probonoublica, I don't think that the question is true and in order
to show this I reasearched the last 100 answered questions on this

Obviously this was accurate at the time of writing. Shown below is the
number of answers each of the following researchers answered from the
100 most recently answered questions.

Thx1138	          1
aditya 	          3
Iant	          1
Seizer	          4
till	          1
jackburton	  1
answerguru 	  2
sa	          1
tox	         12
funkywizard	  2
bc guide	  2
aceresearcher	  5
Skermit 	  6
Belindavelez	  3
nelliebly	  4
Websearcher	  2
juggler	          3
bobbie 7	  3
easterangel	  1
scriptor	  2
kriswrite	  5
sgtcory	          4
robertskelton	  3
tehuti	          1
journalist	  2
feilong	          2 
weisstho	  1
vitalmed	  1
willie	          2
markj	          1
voila	          2
missy	          1
sim	          1
hammer	          1
molszewski	  1
omnivorous	  1
justaskscott	  2
crabcakes	  1
tutuzdad	  1
wayga	          1
pinkfreud	  1
gan	          1
se 	          1
darrel	          1
morningstar	  1
purplecat	  1
smudgy	          1

As you will note, 47 researchers were involved in answering the last
100 questions. Therefore 20% of these researchers would be 9.4

so to find out whether 20% of the researchers answered 80% of the
questions we simply add up the totals for the nine researchers that
answered the most questions.

If you combine the totals of the nine researchers that answered the
most questions you will see that between them the top 20% answered 46%
of the questions.

Therefore, the Paretto rule does not apply since whilst there are
researchers that undeniably answer more than others, it is very much a
team effort with all the researchers contributing as much as they can.


Go to the Google Answers Home, select answered questions and use a
space as the search key to see all answered questions.

I did start with the strategy of clicking on each researcher and
creating a table as to how many of the 6300+ they had each answered to
give you an absolutely accurate answer, but since the question was
only set at $2.00, i figured that a mean answer to your question was
all that you were looking for and i hope that i have sufficiently
answered your question.

Hope this helps

Johnny Phoenix.

Clarification of Answer by johnny_phoenix-ga on 11 Nov 2002 07:16 PST
sorry the figures are out of line, these text formats don't leave much
room for creative tables i'm afraid :)
probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Hi, Johnny

Many thanks for your answer ... 

However, I doubt if a sample of 100 comprising the last questions
answered is either random enough or big enough to draw any inferences.

But what more could I expect for $2?

Little did you know that I was going to tip you $100 ...

Only joking!



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