Watching a recent Jeopardy, I was reminded of my quest for the formula for final jeopardy wagering.
X, Y, and Z are the final amounts of the leader, midfielder, and trailer.
If X > 2Y, then there’s no calculation needed.
If X-2Y > 2Z, then the trailer plays no part in the action.
If X-2Y > Z, then the trailer must play to have any chance to win.
If X-2Y < Z, then the trailer must bet zero and hope they both miss.
Any other strategies?
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