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January 12, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Cory’s back, and he’s owning up to a man-crush on a certain former contestant. Which one?

Here are the scores:

Adam

Hoskins

Lisa

Cech

Amelia

Hershberger

13,400 10,800 10,600

The Final Jeopardy! category is:

HYMNS

I made a mistake on the math on the video (we filmed this around 2 a.m.), but the numbers below are correct.

First-order calculations

Lisa is stuck in Stratton’s Dilemma. Does she cover Amelia, or stay above Adam if they both miss?

Adam
Lisa
Amelia
13,400 10,800 10,600
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
8,200 10,400* 5,400
5,600 10,200

Second-order calculations

Mind games are in effect!

Adam
Lisa
Amelia
13,400 10,800 10,600
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
8,200 10,400* 5,000
5,200 5,600 10,200
3,000

Zero wagers

Score differences:
Adam and Lisa: 2,600
Adam and Amelia: 2,800
Lisa and Amelia: 200

Adam
Lisa
Amelia
13,400 10,800 10,600
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
8,200 10,400* 2,800 5,000
3,000 5,200 5,600 5,600 10,200
2,600 200

What actually happened

Adam Lisa Amelia
13,400 10,800 10,600
8,201 4,500 10,600
5,199 15,300 21,200
min max min max min max
8,201 10,800 2,801 4,999
3,001 5,201 5,599 5,601 10,199
2,599 199

I could have given Lisa a pink for that wager, I suppose, but the roundness suggests she put no thought at all into it.

Another week, another lack of a four-time champ.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HYMNS
SLAVE TRADER TURNED MINISTER JOHN NEWTON WROTE THIS HYMN THAT 1st APPEARED IN 1779 AS “FAITH’S REVIEW AND EXPECTATION”

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – January 12, 2016
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One Comment
  1. I did put some thought into it, just rounded to stay above Adam. Math is not my forte. LOL Fog of war, man. I shoulda gone big.

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