A Guessing Game

You are given 6 attempts to guess a number between 1-100. Each “attempt” can either be a number guess or a range the number could fall in. Responses you could receive are “Correct!”, “My number is lower.”, “My number is higher”, or “My number is within that range”. Describe how you would formulate your guesses so that you are guaranteed to guess the answer in 6 attempts and if it is possible to guess the number in less than 6 attempts.


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Submitted answers will be reviewed and the best will be posted (along with the solution author name) in the solution set as part of the following issue.

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Sunjay Bhatia is a Junior at Tufts majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Philosophy.

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