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September 14, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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I’m trying out a live broadcast for Wednesday’s video – let’s see if it works!

(You can go ahead and bookmark my YouTube Live page, where all future live videos will be broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFinalWager/live)

I’ll try to edit the video down to the usual Final Wager stuff, but I need to wait for it to process, first.

We’ll have our third champion of the season tonight.

Elizabeth

Troyer (1x)

Scott

Bateman

Barbara

Colberg

1,200 17,600 14,000

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

20th CENTURY SCIENCE TERMS

Combined analysis

Elizabeth
Scott
Barbara
1,200 17,600 14,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
10,400 15,200 3,600 6,800
3,200 3,600 400

What actually happened

Elizabeth Scott Barbara
1,200 17,600 14,000
1,200 10,401 11,599
0 28,001 25,599
min max min max
10,401 15,199 3,601 6,799
3,201 3,599 401

It’s a shame for Barbara she didn’t wager a lot on that late Daily Double, too – she would probably be coming back tomorrow $35,601 richer.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

20th CENTURY SCIENCE TERMS
THIS 4-LETTER WORD WAS INTRODUCED IN LONDON IN 1905 BY DR. H.A. DES VOEUX OF THE COAL SMOKE ABATEMENT SOCIETY

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – September 14, 2016
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2 Comments
  1. Pat Russell permalink

    The audio was out of sync with the video for me. I seem to occasionally run into this. I don’t know what causes it.

    Other than the “sync” glitch I would rate your experiment a great success. I particularly liked the parts where you patched in your spread sheet so that we could see your calculations. This made the numbers particularly easy to read. (I’m not saying your had writing is bad. In fact, it’s very good. But the text from the screen is even easier to read.) And using the spread sheet allowed you to run through the scenarios very quickly and easily.

  2. David permalink

    Another vote for the spreadsheet. Great idea!

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