Greasyjohn
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May 7th, 2014 at 2:55:34 PM permalink
No I'm not talking about a new show. I'm talking about that big wheel that the three contestants spin. There are 20 places the pointer can land on, 5,10,15... to 100. If you're the first to spin, at what amount shoud you stay? I'm guessing it's about 75. Since the other two players get two chances to beat you (four chances total) 75 seems like a good number to stop at if you're first ( obviously, if you have 70 on your first spin there's a good chance you will go over--but in my uneducated reasoning, I'd still spin again). Does anyone have the exact answer? (The show probably never divulged what the exact answer is. It would take the mystery and a lot of the fun out of it.) Thanks in advance.
tringlomane
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May 7th, 2014 at 3:01:26 PM permalink
The Wizard actually answered this in one of his "Ask the Wizard" columns.

The first player should stand on 70 or higher.

http://wizardofodds.com/ask-the-wizard/225/
Hunterhill
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May 7th, 2014 at 3:47:30 PM permalink
Also James Grosjean wrote a paper about this 20 to 30 years ago.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
Greasyjohn
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May 7th, 2014 at 8:42:24 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

Also James Grosjean wrote a paper about this 20 to 30 years ago.



Every time I go to a used book sale at the library, or to a garage sale, I always think, maybe I'll come across a copy of "Beyond Counting."

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