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Old 12-06-2002, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: My answers

Here are Homer's answers using this definition of odds...
[WARNING: CUT and PASTE ERRORS MAY BE PLENTIFUL]

1) .6742 = 1*(1/10) + 2*(1/10) + 10*(1/55) + 25*(1/400) + 50*(1/400) + 100*(1/89143) + x*(1/520000)

.6742 = .67044 + x/520000

x = (.6742 - .67044) * 520000

x = $1955.20

2) (chance of return > 0) = (chance of return >= 0) (chance of return = 0)

1/4.5 - 1/10 = 20/90 - 9/90 = 11/90 or 12.22%

3) E.V. = (chance of zero payout) * (expected return on zero payout ticket) + (chance of non-zero payout) * (expected return on non-zero payout ticket)

(79/90)*0 + (11/90)*x = .6742

x = $5.52

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