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May 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Tonight’s title is not The Final Wager. Tonight’s title is much, much longer.The Final Wager – May 5, 2015

As you’ll see in tonight’s video, I’m not very happy with Dan Green. Here are the scores heading into Final:

Scott

Ylinen

Jen

Stoy

Dan

Green

19,700 6,500 8,400

 

This is after he clammed on the last opportunity of Double Jeopardy!, a $1,600 clue asking for a French author.

Dan’s odds of winning if he stands there and does nothing: 0%. He can do no worse! But he can do better.

We call this a dominant strategy. And the math wasn’t all that difficult, either: 84 + 16 = 100, slightly more than half of 197.

If you go on the show, please, please be mindful of this possibility.

That is all.

The Final Wagers

Scott Jen Dan
19,700 6,500 8,400
1,450 6,400 4,700
21,150 12,900 3,700
min max min max min max
2,899 1,901 2,699 4,600
3,801 800 1,900

The Final Jeopardy! clue

LITERATURE
INTERESTINGLY, AT THE START OF THIS NOVEL, PRINCE OBLONSKY, THE TITLE CHARACTER’S BROTHER, HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL
Correct response: Show
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