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December 4, 2014

The Final Wager – Thu 04 Dec 2014

It took me 27 years to get a well-fitting suit, and I still have a boring name. So I am a bit jealous of this Zane Ice kid.The Final Wager – December 4, 2014

Just playing – he seems pretty cool. And he’s got the lead.

Zane Ice: 16,400
Courtney Jones: 14,601
Olivia Woods: 1,000

The Final Jeopardy! category: TOY BRANDS

I guess Courtney, with that extra dollar on her Daily Double, wanted to take the tie possibility out of play. Or screw with my ability to do math.

Remember, we save the dollar changes until the end.

First-order calculations

To cover an all-in wager by Courtney, Zane will need to wager 12,802.

An incorrect response with that wager will leave Zane with 3,598. To stay above that total, Courtney can wager up to 11,003.

Sad to say Olivia, who had some trouble with the buzzer, it appeared, is out of contention.

Final Jeopardy wagering December 4, 2014 first

Second-order calculations

What if Courtney plays it safe with that maximum of 11,003? What if Zane goes for that and misses?

Final Jeopardy wagering December 4, 2014 second

Zero wagers

If Zane wants to make a Colbyesque/Brakhagesque wager, he could go for 1,799.

To cover that, Courtney should wager at least 3,599.

Then we add a dollar to the minimum wagers, and subtract a dollar from the maximum wagers.

What actually happened

Courtney’s “1” at the end made my head spin, but it was ultimately moot: Zane closed it out in style, becoming the big winner of the week so far.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

TOY BRANDS

THIS PRODUCT’S WEBSITE HAS STATED, “HELPING IMAGINATION TAKE SHAPE FOR OVER 50 YEARS!” & “FUN TO (USE), NOT TO EAT”

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3 Comments
  1. Why have you stopped putting colors behind players’ names?

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