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pryan67 08-31-2018 12:37 PM

This contest started just after Memorial Day...let's have it end (with me winning ;) ) just before Labor day :laughing:



Good luck everyone.

Vermonster 08-31-2018 01:11 PM

Week #22

13, 25, 44 Mega 13
18, 33, 51 Mega 13
1, 6, 12 Mega 13
37, 41, 43 Mega 13

RayK 08-31-2018 01:36 PM

7, 19, 23 mb21
24,48,65 mb18
8,43, 55 mb17
2,26, 59 mb14

Foragist 08-31-2018 04:14 PM

Thanks again, ScubaDetector, for this contest. I get excited about it every week!
Week 22:

8, 12, 13 MB 13
40, 67, 69 MB 13
4, 18, 36 MB 13
11, 22, 63 MB 13

Rigoler012 08-31-2018 05:21 PM

Week 21:

1, 3, 14 MB 12
1, 2, 15 MB 13
1, 4, 32 MB 14
2, 3, 45 MB 16

Ohiodigger 08-31-2018 05:38 PM

Week 21

12 21 60 mb 13
10 24 52 mb 13
27 44 60 mb 13
15 22 29 mb 13

twizzlerlord 08-31-2018 07:29 PM

Week 22

5-36-64 MB 13
9-24-49 MB 13
4-16-36 MB 13
7-25-37 MB 13

Thanks Scuba!

3.14R8 08-31-2018 08:20 PM

7 11 23 mega ball 13
18 62 66 mega ball 13
17 30 62 mega ball 13
5 7 53 mega ball 13

Ra1der5 09-01-2018 12:02 AM

1 Attachment(s)
AAAAAGGGHHH!

Attachment 423060

Groundhog Day!

R5

L0S3R 09-01-2018 12:15 AM

Week 23

13 47 69 m13
26 34 43 m13
17 42 64 m13
2 15 67 m13


Bounty hunter - treasure hunter - cabelas
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring

AirmetTango 09-01-2018 01:08 AM

Looks like no winner again...I took a quick look at all of the guess for the week, and I dont think anyone even hit the right combination if you combined the numbers across all four guesses! I know you cant argue with math, but Im beginning to think the 1 in 606 chance is even more difficult than it seems.

In fact, the more I think about it, the odds are longer than that...the 1 in 606 odds of matching 3 numbers is based on selecting 5 numbers like you would if you bought a lotto ticket. Since were only selecting 3 numbers, our odds of matching 3 numbers are drastically reduced. Im no statistician, so I have no idea how to calculate the actual odds. And, of course, im discounting the Megaball in all this based on the assumption that someone makes enough posts to make the megaball irrelevant...otherwise the odds increase even more drastically!

Weve only got 30 or so guys participating each week...assuming 4 unique guesses each, were only covering about 120 combinations each week. Were in for a long haul!! :shock:

L0S3R 09-01-2018 01:16 AM

Honestly I doubt anyone will ever win this


Bounty hunter - treasure hunter - cabelas
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring

pryan67 09-01-2018 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AirmetTango (Post 2997770)
Looks like no winner again...I took a quick look at all of the guess for the week, and I dont think anyone even hit the right combination if you combined the numbers across all four guesses! I know you cant argue with math, but Im beginning to think the 1 in 606 chance is even more difficult than it seems.

In fact, the more I think about it, the odds are longer than that...the 1 in 606 odds of matching 3 numbers is based on selecting 5 numbers like you would if you bought a lotto ticket. Since were only selecting 3 numbers, our odds of matching 3 numbers are drastically reduced. Im no statistician, so I have no idea how to calculate the actual odds. And, of course, im discounting the Megaball in all this based on the assumption that someone makes enough posts to make the megaball irrelevant...otherwise the odds increase even more drastically!

Weve only got 30 or so guys participating each week...assuming 4 unique guesses each, were only covering about 120 combinations each week. Were in for a long haul!! :shock:



It would still be 1:606, since it doesn't matter WHICH of the five numbers picked match...

In my case, this week I was only three numbers off :) I think that I only matched two numbers one week (but I'd have to check that to make sure)

jack&jill 09-01-2018 01:59 AM

Week Twenty-three

16-21-39 13

13-31-47 12

09-36-51 13

19-35-53 12

brncofan 09-01-2018 08:16 AM

week 23
25 16 8 mb 15
12 36 23 mb 15
46 10 28 mb 10
35 6 52 mb 10

NCtoad 09-01-2018 08:36 AM

Week 23:
1 21 56 MB 13
2 29 67 MB 12
4 33 61 MB 12
7 42 53 MB 13

AirmetTango 09-01-2018 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 2997774)
It would still be 1:606, since it doesn't matter WHICH of the five numbers picked match...

Im pretty sure the probability goes down, and pretty significantly...when you pick for a lotto ticket, its easier to match 3 numbers because you have 5 numbers in the pool as potential matches, which ultimately calculates out to the 1 in 606 chance. With only 3 numbers in a guess, the chances go down. The extreme example of what Im trying to point out is that if someone were allowed to pick 70 numbers in each guess, obviously they would be guaranteed a match. But no need to go to that extreme - surely you can see if you were allowed to put 10 numbers in per guess, it would be easier to match 3....see what I mean?

BufordCityDawg 09-01-2018 09:33 AM

I will work out the odds for is.

BCD


Quote:

Originally Posted by AirmetTango (Post 2997770)
Looks like no winner again...I took a quick look at all of the guess for the week, and I dont think anyone even hit the right combination if you combined the numbers across all four guesses! I know you cant argue with math, but Im beginning to think the 1 in 606 chance is even more difficult than it seems.

In fact, the more I think about it, the odds are longer than that...the 1 in 606 odds of matching 3 numbers is based on selecting 5 numbers like you would if you bought a lotto ticket. Since were only selecting 3 numbers, our odds of matching 3 numbers are drastically reduced. Im no statistician, so I have no idea how to calculate the actual odds. And, of course, im discounting the Megaball in all this based on the assumption that someone makes enough posts to make the megaball irrelevant...otherwise the odds increase even more drastically!

Weve only got 30 or so guys participating each week...assuming 4 unique guesses each, were only covering about 120 combinations each week. Were in for a long haul!! :shock:


pryan67 09-01-2018 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AirmetTango (Post 2997842)
Im pretty sure the probability goes down, and pretty significantly...when you pick for a lotto ticket, its easier to match 3 numbers because you have 5 numbers in the pool as potential matches, which ultimately calculates out to the 1 in 606 chance. With only 3 numbers in a guess, the chances go down. The extreme example of what Im trying to point out is that if someone were allowed to pick 70 numbers in each guess, obviously they would be guaranteed a match. But no need to go to that extreme - surely you can see if you were allowed to put 10 numbers in per guess, it would be easier to match 3....see what I mean?

Ah...got it...I think you're right...BCD said he'll work out the odds...so I won't bother :)

I did one better...had a friend of mine (the author of a book on statistics, and a brilliant engineer) work them out for me.


here's what he said

How many ways can you draw three numbers from 70?

N = 70! / (70-3)!/3! = 54,740

How many valid three number combinations can a set of five numbers contain?

M = 5! / (5-3)! / 3! = 10

(If the five numbers were 1-2-3-4-5, valid combinations would be: 5-4-3, 5-4-2, 5-4-1, 5-3-2, 5-3-1, 5-2-1, 4-3-2, 4-3-1, 4-2-1, 3-2-1)

So the odds of drawing one of the 10 sets of valid triplets from 54,740 is:

1:5,474.




So yeah...we may be in this a LONG time :)


He'll verify the numbers when he gets home from a bear hunt, but I think he's right.


this week I was only 3 numbers off LOL

BufordCityDawg 09-01-2018 10:40 AM

I'll trust your friends math. Don't forget that we get 4 guesses. Divide that by 4 and we're at 1300 to 1. Still a ways to go.

BCD



Quote:

Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 2997857)
Ah...got it...I think you're right...BCD said he'll work out the odds...so I won't bother :)

I did one better...had a friend of mine (the author of a book on statistics, and a brilliant engineer) work them out for me.


here's what he said

How many ways can you draw three numbers from 70?

N = 70! / (70-3)!/3! = 54,740

How many valid three number combinations can a set of five numbers contain?

M = 5! / (5-3)! / 3! = 10

(If the five numbers were 1-2-3-4-5, valid combinations would be: 5-4-3, 5-4-2, 5-4-1, 5-3-2, 5-3-1, 5-2-1, 4-3-2, 4-3-1, 4-2-1, 3-2-1)

So the odds of drawing one of the 10 sets of valid triplets from 54,740 is:

1:5,474.




So yeah...we may be in this a LONG time :)


He'll verify the numbers when he gets home from a bear hunt, but I think he's right.


this week I was only 3 numbers off LOL



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