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Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 6:52 PM


I know if you miss a wager, you lose those points & drop back to the start of the level on TQTD. If you've already made a wager & won on that level, would you lose those points too?

Zeedee  (Level: 222.1 - Posts: 1088)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 9:00 PM

No, you only lose the points that you wagered on the current wager.

Pcookiels  (Level: 206.7 - Posts: 1)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 2:04 AM

Hi....I have a question. I've never placed a wager, and don't know how to do so. Would someone please tell me how to go about placing a wager?


Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6607)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 3:49 AM

when you call up your TQOTD if you are a gold member or in your first month of play, you get an offer to wager...if you cant see that option dont worry about can't!
If you see the option you will know what the subject of the question would be. Take the option and you get asked how much you want to wager -- up to 1/4 of your total points.
You can input any number you like.
Then the best advice would be to win the wager Cant give you any clues as to how to do that.

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 5:55 PM

Pcookiels--You must have about 48 wager tokens built can you resist going gold and multiplying your points...I think by a factor of 16 or so? I don't know, somebody smart should say, but you could probably take over this island! with a big lucky streak of course...

Just looking out for you, of course....

Do I get any points for recruiting if Pcookiels goes gold?

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6607)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 1:17 PM

48 wager tokens answered correctly with the maximum bet of 1/4 total points takes your score up rather more than 16 times does it not?
every four questions you get right more than double your score.... you do the math.

Larrybus  (Level: 304.3 - Posts: 383)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 2:39 PM

Actually, every three questions answered correctly just about doubles your score. The cube root of 2 is about 1.26. 1.25 X 1.25 X 1.25 = 1.9531.

48 consecutive successful wagers would be approximately 1.25**48 or about 44,841 times the starting value, subject to the 1,000,000,000 point limit when your total points reach 4,000,000,000. In practice, it would be more than that since additional points would be accumulated along the way.

Larrybus  (Level: 304.3 - Posts: 383)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 2:50 PM

The catch is that no one wins every wager. When (not if) you lose 25% of your points you need to win 33.3% to get back to where you were. E.g. if you start with 1,000,000 and lose 250,000 you now have 750,000. Another 25% wager win would only get you 187,550 points back for a total of 937,500.

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 2:59 PM

But if yo win at a rate somewhat greater than 50%, you will come out ahead in the long run. How much greater? Figure it out for yourself, or find the quiz that will tell you.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 3:58 PM

I tried figuring this out with a pencil and piece of paper.

my head hurts...

Donz  (Level: 82.4 - Posts: 6)
Mon, 10th Dec '07 9:26 AM

start max balance final balance wins losses
1000 1250.000000 1250 .000000 1 0
1000 1562.50000 1171.875000 2 1
1000 1953.125000 1098.632813 3 2
1000 2441.406250 1029.968262 4 3
1000 3051.757813 965.5952454 5 4
1000 3814.697266 905.2455425 6 5

I hope this table doesnt't reformat poorly. Here's the result of a small spreadsheat (I'm not much of a spreadsheat guru so results not guaranteed. Anyways if your win/loss ratio stays above 4/3 you come out ahead.

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