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The best game to win


Best Answer Molly Mae, 25 October 2011 - 10:48 PM

Some responders have assumed a limitation on choice of game.
No limitation is intended.

Bushindo has given one of the two answers I was looking for.
It's certainly what the Cardinals would now wish for, down 2-3.

But there is in fact one game the series winner always wins.

Spoiler for Heh
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#1 bonanova

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:23 AM

Studies have been made of pivotal games in a series of contests.
Third and fifth games have been given importance in that regard.

If your team is evenly matched in a best 4 of 7 series of games,
and you could be assured of winning one of the games,
which game would you choose?

See if you can solve this without enumerating all the outcome permutations.
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#2 maurice

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:02 AM

off the bat I'd choose

Spoiler for Game

Edited by maurice, 25 October 2011 - 04:02 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:15 AM

If your team is evenly matched in a best 4 of 7 series of games,
and you could be assured of winning one of the games,
which game would you choose?


This is an easy one
Spoiler for spoiler

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#4 maurice

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:21 AM


This is an easy one

Spoiler for spoiler


Hmm, I guess I read my choices incorrectly...nonetheless there should be a better option

Spoiler for what if

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#5 thoughtfulfellow

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:42 AM

I must disagree with previous answers:
Spoiler for The best guaranteed win option

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:38 AM

Spoiler for My try.....

Edited by 14.swapnil.14, 25 October 2011 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:45 AM


Hmm, I guess I read my choices incorrectly...nonetheless there should be a better option

Spoiler for what if


You didn't read the choices incorrectly. I was just being faceticious :-). Please carry on.
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#8 Panwar

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

Spoiler for I'll Choose...

Edited by Panwar, 25 October 2011 - 11:47 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:37 PM

The answer really is...

Spoiler for Real Answer


That said, if the choice IS between 3 and 5, I'd pick...

Spoiler for 3 or 5?

Edited by bobbyplump, 25 October 2011 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:08 PM

This is very easy. The question says game 3 and game 5 are pivotal games and you could be assured of winning one of the games.

Spoiler for WINNING

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