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# Jamie's darts

### #1

Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:53 AM

Sorry, didn't mean to jinx you, he said, when the 2nd dart was farther from the bullseye.

Alex chimed in, I'll wager a pint your 3rd dart won't be better than your 1st.

You're on, said Jamie as he took aim.

Who is likely to win the bet? Or is it a tossup?

Assume Jamie aims for the center of the board all three times, and his skill is

the same for all 3 darts [not distracted or helped by the comments or the bet].

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #2

Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:08 PM

I would have to say his odds are lower since the body of the first dart covers a portion of the board Jaime likely needs to hit. Considering trajectories and the center of the circle.

This was all assuming he was going for the bull.

So tell me some more details Bonanova, were they playing cricket? was he shooting a low number when he hit the first mark? what was the coordinate of that first dart? Was the sun in his eyes? does he have a limp? How many pints has he had?

Looking forward to the answer.

Peace

### #3

Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:54 PM

Good shot, said Davey, after Jamie's 1st dart.

Sorry, didn't mean to jinx you, he said, when the 2nd dart was farther from the bullseye.

Alex chimed in, I'll wager a pint your 3rd dart won't be better than your 1st.

You're on, said Jamie as he took aim.

Who is likely to win the bet? Or is it a tossup?

Assume Jamie aims for the center of the board all three times, and his skill is

the same for all 3 darts [not distracted or helped by the comments or the bet].

I'm going to go with an easy answer....

### #4

Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:45 PM

Of course, none of this takes into account the point values on the board. If his first dart happened to hit the triple-twenty, then it doesn't matter where aims for, Davey wins the bet.

### #5

Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:46 PM

This was all assuming he was going for the bull.

So tell me some more details Bonanova, were they playing cricket? was he shooting a low number when he hit the first mark? what was the coordinate of that first dart? Was the sun in his eyes? does he have a limp? How many pints has he had?

Looking forward to the answer.

Peace

Going for the bull? Correct

Cricket? No. Morty keeps the place pretty clean.

Low number? I didn't notice.

Coordinates? 3 cm above and 2 cm right of bullseye.

Sun? No.

Limp? Yes. How did you know? People rarely notice. He covers it up so well.

Pints? Five.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #6

Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:05 AM

This was all assuming he was going for the bull.

So tell me some more details Bonanova, were they playing cricket? was he shooting a low number when he hit the first mark? what was the coordinate of that first dart? Was the sun in his eyes? does he have a limp? How many pints has he had?

Looking forward to the answer.

Peace

Going for the bull? Correct

Cricket? No. Morty keeps the place pretty clean.

Low number? I didn't notice.

Coordinates? 3 cm above and 2 cm right of bullseye.

Sun? No.

Limp? Yes. How did you know? People rarely notice. He covers it up so well.

Pints? Five.Spoiler for solution

Okay basically your politely saying "Your wrong"

Thank you, I relish the opportunity to practice a little humility.

BTW I made it into MENSA

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Peace

### #7

Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:07 AM

Well ... I don't know whether you were wrong, or not.Okay basically your politely saying "Your wrong"

Thank you, I relish the opportunity to practice a little humility.

BTW I made it into MENSA

Military

Education

No

Special

Abilities

snicker snicker

Peace

The question was who will win the bet? Or is it a tossup?

Your clever answer was "his odds would be lower."

Couldn't tell if you meant Jamie's odds or Alex's odds.

So, no, I'm not saying you're wrong.

And congratulations on the MENSA thing!! That's great.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #8

Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:29 AM

the contestant picks one and the host shows him one door that doesnt have the prize, is he beter of switching doors to the unopened on he doesnt have or staying the same

in this case he has a 1/3 chance if he stays but if he changes he basickly gets the two other doors giving him a 2 in 3 chance

### #9

Posted 10 November 2007 - 01:03 PM

Monty Hall = Dartboard?this is simular but not as good as another puzle that involes three doors with one prize

the contestant picks one and the host shows him one door that doesnt have the prize, is he beter of switching doors to the unopened on he doesnt have or staying the same

in this case he has a 1/3 chance if he stays but if he changes he basickly gets the two other doors giving him a 2 in 3 chance

O, I get it ... they both have the number 3 [doors and darts], and one of the 3 wins.

There are a lot of problems that have a 3, so let's dig a little deeper:

But if you say that essentially MH = DB, then I guess you're thinking that Alex should have bet the third dart.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

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