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December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

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Between technical issues and low-scoring games, it’s been a rough week here.

To cap things off tonight, my cable box broke, so I’m watching on my iPad.

I liked what Kelly did at the beginning of Double Jeopardy! – with a low total to her name, she picked a category she really liked, and almost ran it. That boosted her into the lead.

All three Daily Doubles went against Jon, otherwise he might be in better position. All told, it’s an easy scenario to calculate.

Kelly

Wright

Alexandra

Whitehill Smith

Jon

Rossiter

7,200 13,400 6,800

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

RELIGION IN AMERICA

First-order calculations

Alexandra needs to wager just 1,001 to cover Kelly. Both Kelly and Jon should go for broke.

Kelly
Alexandra
Jon
7,200 13,400 6,800
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
6,400* 1,000 5,600*

And we’re done!

 

What actually happened

Kelly Alexandra Jon
7,200 13,400 6,800
7,100 2,001 6,800
100 11,399 13,600
min max
7,200 1,001 6,199 6,800

Tough break for Alexandra. She was thiiiiiis close to sealing the deal before Final – maybe she could have done it had we seen that penultimate clue – but Jon leapt from the precipice to claim the title.

Have a great weekend! We’ll see if I can fix half of the electronics in my apartment. (Whether we’ll have some higher-scoring games next week is out of my hands.)

The Final Jeopardy! clue

RELIGION IN AMERICA
THE DAKOTAS AND MINNESOTA ARE THE 3 STATES WITH THE LARGEST % OF RESIDENTS IDENTIFYING AS THIS DENOMINATION

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – December 4, 2015
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  1. How do you watch Jeopardy on iPad?

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