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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.
"How many square feet is a 528 foot by 10 foot rug?"
That's a pretty big rug!
This line of thought reminds of Carnac The Magnificent.
Who are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen?
You kids get off my lawn! Yep, I remember catching "Jeopardy!" back in the 1970s occasionally, but the main ones I watched were "The Price is Right" and "Match Game". Thanks for the link to the 1974 J!, though.
"Concentration" was another one I liked; the 1970s version was the one I grew up with, but like a lot of shows of the era, the original videotapes are gone.
Rumor has it that most if not all of the 1970s version of "Concentration" does survive (the 1980s "Classic Concentration" with Alex Trebek is definitely still around) -- but "Concentration" has never shown up on Game Show Network because, since NBC holds the rights, it's never been part of GSN's licensing of various Goodson-Todman-produced content.
Woman today was going into FJ ahead, got the question correct, and lost because she didn't bet enough.
Going into FJ
All three got it correct
12,400 bet 12,000 = 24,400
14,400 bet 14,400 = 28,000
15,200 bet 10,000 = 25,200.
What a horrible, nonsensical bet. It made no sense at all.
Crazy. You have to bet as if you're going to get it right and so are the others. If you do that and everyone gets it right, you still win. If you do that and you get it wrong and they get it right, you were going to lose anyway. If you do that and everyone gets it wrong, you'll still win. So betting something other than 13,601 makes no sense in her situation.
Maybe she wanted a lifetime supply of Aleve instead of the money.
Why 13,601 rather than 12,801?
15,200 + 13,601 = 28,801. But you only need to win by $1; right?
edit: wait something's not adding up with Turtleboy's original numbers. 15,200 + 10,000 != 25,000. So I'm not sure what number you were working from to get 13,601
Thanks, I fixed my post.
But she still only bet $10k.
All of the bets made little sense. #1 person supposed to bet 13600. Bet for the tie like Arthur Chu showed us. I understand the rationale now, if you bet for the tie, this encourages #2 guy to bet it all to get it right, get the money, and come back, this way you win if the other contestants bet all and everyone gets it wrong. If you are known not to bet for the tie, 2nd person has no reason to bet all. Then they should bet to cover the 3rd guy and ignore you, since you have to be wrong for them to win. So should bet 10400 here.
#3 person should basically bet nothing in this scenario, and hope the other two get it wrong. Or maybe bet 2000, that would be fine. In third place you want to win when everyone gets it wrong, not only when you are the only correct person.
If 1st place had $15,200 and 2nd place had $14,400, then 1st needs to bet $13,601 in order to get to $28,801 which is one dollar more than 2nd place can get if s/he goes all in.
And there's another mistake in TB's post, in that he says 2nd place had $14,400 and bet $14,400 but only ended up with $28,000. If he adds the extra $800, then my numbers will make sense to you.
This discussion of the last episode needs a reset on the numbers. I had watched it, I thought I had understood the errors as they happened in the final betting, but these messages have me all confused. Damned if I'm going to find a copy and watch the end again!
I TiVo it.
Category: Bodies of Water
Clue: More than 1/5 of all the world's people live in countries bordering this, the world's biggest bay.
What is the Bay of Bengal?
All three get it correct.
Jen Cosgrove: $15,200+$10,000=$25,200
Gordon Graham: $14,400+$14,400=$28,800...now a 1-day champion with $28,800
Thad McCollum: $12,400+$12,000=$24,400
She needed to bet 13,600 to tie and 13,601 to win.
Yes, if they all got it wrong she would have won with $5,200. But betting that everyone will get it wrong is not a good strategy. At least one person gets FJ correct a vast majority of the time.
It looks like that she didn't even think about it. She didn't read up or study J! strategy before going on the show (or forgot it). She just picked a round number.
I'd be interested in seeing interviews with her or if she posts to some of the J! forums.
For much more "iocane powder" type analysis, see a site called The Final Wager.
This seems to go against strategy that others have posted in here. Or I'm remembering things wrong.
Yep, I just realized I make the mistake I thought you had.
For 2nd I'd only looked at the total and missed that $800 was missing from it. Oops.
In any case we all agree on that the person in 1st going into final jeopardy picked a nonsensical (and ultimately losing) betting strategy.
I wonder if she simply did the math to figure out how much she needed to bet to beat $12,400, forgetting that there was someone with $14,400 as well. Seems like it might be easy to get those two mixed up and have a brainfart. My recording cut off just as they were revealing the correct FJ answer, so I didn't get to see her reaction.