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#1 2013-02-16 09:17:07

Registered: 2013-02-16
Posts: 1

how many combinations of games are There, can anyone help

Here`s a problem:
> We have 8 sports games called a pool, the object is too pick the winner of each game. there are only two outcomes win or lose. I know that there are 256 possible combinations. I think that on any given night there could be at least 3 underdogs win. How can i calculate how many combinations that would be, I would eliminate all combos having only 2 underdogs or less on a ticket and would also eliminate all tickets having 6-8 favorites win, how can I calculate these odds for this problem, and how can i calculate if number games were increased or number of underdogs predicting. Can something be made on Excel.
> Good luck and thanks
> Joe


#2 2013-02-16 09:47:13

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,812

Re: how many combinations of games are There, can anyone help

Hi joeandjack;

Can show a good example of what exactly you are trtying to do?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.


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