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December 5, 2014

The Final Wager – Fri 05 Dec 2014

It’s the concluding game of Kids Week. What will it bring?The Final Wager – December 5, 2014

A more-balanced game than the rest of the week heading into Final: all three players are in contention, but Tyler has the upper hand.

Emma Miller: 11,200
Neha Rao: 7,400
Tyler Van Patten: 17,500

The Final Jeopardy! category: HEALTH & MEDICINE

This one’s pretty straightforward, as Tyler holds a “crush” over his two opponents.

First-order calculations

To cover an all-in wager by Emma, Tyler will need to wager 4,901.

An incorrect response with that wager will leave Tyler with 12,599. Neither Emma nor Neha has that total, so both should go all in.

What actually happened

Neha could have lucked out here. It looks like Tyler just took the difference between his score and Emma’s, and added a dollar; he would have fallen to 11,199 had he missed.

Neha’s total, as it stands, is not enough to catch Tyler if he wagers rationally. It’s a good thing Tyler (and Emma) rendered that point moot!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HEALTH & MEDICINE

IN 1985 THE SURGEON GENERAL CALLED THIS “THE BEST RESCUE TECHNIQUE IN ANY CHOKING SITUATION”

Correct response: Show

 

One Comment
  1. Blake permalink

    So neha should’ve gotten black

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