The decision maker resolves this by:
Coercion: 'It's Three or you're fired.'
Intuition: 'I'll tell you when I think you need to know.'
Exclusion: 'It's not Four.'
Whim: 'It's Three today.'
Submission: 'I checked with the boss and she says Three'.
Delegation: 'HR told me Three.'
Committee: 'The ayes have it - Three.'
Bias: 'I hate Four. It's Three.'
Fear: 'Four is up to something. So Three.'
Psychoanalysis: 'You say Four but Your Myers-Briggs Type says you really think Three so I'm going to say Three.'
Avoidance: 'Let's have an off site team building day to create cross-functional capacity in conversations about numeracy.'
Spite: 'As you counted Three without running it by me first you've left me with no choice other than to put you on a warning'
Omission: 'You choose and I'll see what happens next.'