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(Decider)   Yesterday was historic because: A. We hit 200 million vaccination.s B. Biden announced a global climate meeting. C. Two people spun $1 on The Price Is Right   (decider.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 12:26:07 PM  
This is bad news, for Biden!
 
2021-04-22 2:23:58 PM  
Americans continue to misunderstand probability.
 
2021-04-22 2:24:00 PM  
The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!
 
2021-04-22 2:26:50 PM  
Then they get all excited and they blow it in the showcase showdown.
 
2021-04-22 2:29:17 PM  
The Price is Right : Three $1.00 Big Wheel Spins in one segment
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2021-04-22 2:29:31 PM  
A: Subby, they have entertainment repoters. News agencies don't just have one lone dude trying to decide which news is important.

B: They hit $1 twice, each of them. One person just equaled a dollar for their first spins, and hit the dollar again, getting the $25,000. The other person hit natural 1s both times. I'd call that pretty significant.
 
2021-04-22 2:30:15 PM  
Dear god what is on Drew Carey's face?
 
2021-04-22 2:30:22 PM  

born_yesterday: Then they get all excited and they blow it in the showcase showdown.


Or subby's mom...
 
2021-04-22 2:31:28 PM  

AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!


I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.
 
2021-04-22 2:32:27 PM  
FTA:  "Yesterday's shows literally went down in history, marking the first time ever in The Price Is Rightthat contestants took home a $26,000 Big Wheel bonus during the same day. Unfortunately, Zager's luck was short-lived. While he earned the rare bonus, he overbid when it was time for his showcase, missing the mark by just $32.
Thomas had better luck with a successful bid, ending her day of victory with a  Miami vacation, plus a new car. In total, she left Wheel of Fortuneflush with $54,549 in prizes."

That's some fine proofreading there, Lou.
 
2021-04-22 2:33:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.


I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?
 
2021-04-22 2:34:38 PM  
To be fair, C. is the most interesting.

A. looks cool in base ten, and is arbitrary among those kinds of numbers
B. won't produce a sufficient solution, since americans are still unwilling to be global leaders in this critical fight

/sorry to debbie downer the joint, but them's the breaks
 
2021-04-22 2:35:07 PM  
  I read it as "the Prince is right." Not that one. Our one from Minnesota. And he's never wrong.
 
2021-04-22 2:35:18 PM  

Crypto Dentist: Dear god what is on Drew Carey's face?


Reason.cum?
 
2021-04-22 2:35:57 PM  
It's news to me that this show is still in the air
 
2021-04-22 2:38:40 PM  

Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?


They don't move it to $1, but the starting point wouldn't impact the odds if we assume that there's no skill to spinning the wheel.

The more I think about it, it's the same odds as 1 spin.  The first spin (if not $1) is not relevant.  The second spin must be X amount to reach $1 so it's the same as $1 on the first spin.  It's still just 1-in-20.

So regardless of it being 1 or 2 spins, your odds of getting $1 are always 1-in-20.
 
2021-04-22 2:40:18 PM  

Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?


Well, not by much, because whatever you hit other than $1 on your first spin, you have to get the second one exactly right - assuming you didn't hit the $1 on your first spin, you have odds of 1/20 of making a dollar on your second spin, so it would end up being a wash.

Now, two contestants both hitting $1 twice, I think that's one in 16000. That's impressive.
 
2021-04-22 2:40:55 PM  

pdieten: Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?

Well, not by much, because whatever you hit other than $1 on your first spin, you have to get the second one exactly right - assuming you didn't hit the $1 on your first spin, you have odds of 1/20 of making a dollar on your second spin, so it would end up being a wash.

Now, two contestants both hitting $1 twice, I think that's one in 16000. That's impressive.


160000
 
2021-04-22 2:44:20 PM  
$26,000?  Daddy's gonna get a used Miata!
 
2021-04-22 2:44:33 PM  

Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living: FTA:  "Yesterday's shows literally went down in history, marking the first time ever in The Price Is Rightthat contestants took home a $26,000 Big Wheel bonus during the same day. Unfortunately, Zager's luck was short-lived. While he earned the rare bonus, he overbid when it was time for his showcase, missing the mark by just $32.
Thomas had better luck with a successful bid, ending her day of victory with a  Miami vacation, plus a new car. In total, she left Wheel of Fortuneflush with $54,549 in prizes."

That's some fine proofreading there, Lou.


Yeah, if it was Wheel, she would have a ceramic dog in there somewhere.
 
2021-04-22 2:47:32 PM  

waxbeans: It's news to me that this show is still in the air


I like game shows and this one in all it's tacky glory is one my favorites.  I like to make guesses and boo bad decisions and sometimes be surprised that my own judgment was bad.

The one general rule of The Price is Right is that if you see a product and you ask yourself "why would I need that", then it's much more expensive than you think it should be.  The bluetooth enabled essential oil diffuser probably costs $80 even though I'd only pay $1 for it.
 
2021-04-22 2:47:40 PM  
Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild
 
2021-04-22 2:49:02 PM  
Nice thing is, the $25k from the double dollar win will go to pay all the taxes on the prizes they won.  Most people don't expect the large tax bill on prizes won.
 
2021-04-22 2:52:13 PM  

maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild


I vote for Sale of the Century.  It's like Jeopardy, but with bikini models.
 
2021-04-22 2:56:58 PM  

Daedalus27: Nice thing is, the $25k from the double dollar win will go to pay all the taxes on the prizes they won.  Most people don't expect the large tax bill on prizes won.


One of my college friends won a chandelier on the show, in the late '80s. So very useful! ( ._.)

Anyhow she said all the prizes have cash options, so you never get stuck taking something you can't really use and would just end up selling.
 
2021-04-22 2:58:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild

I vote for Sale of the Century.  It's like Jeopardy, but with bikini models.


how about American Gladiators, but everyone is wearing a fig leaf
 
2021-04-22 2:58:58 PM  
I was on the Price is Right about 25 years ago, spun the wheel, and ended up with $.15...the second lowest amount.

/Not getting a kick...
//Played Plinko and won $7,000
///Life has been all down hill since then
 
2021-04-22 3:03:47 PM  
But, but..I read on FB that Drew Carey had to leave PIR.
 
2021-04-22 3:07:37 PM  

AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!


I do not think that word means what you think it does.
 
2021-04-22 3:09:47 PM  

8 inches: I was on the Price is Right about 25 years ago, spun the wheel, and ended up with $.15...the second lowest amount.

/Not getting a kick...
//Played Plinko and won $7,000
///Life has been all down hill since then


Paul is that you? Did you already burn through all the braking bad bling bling?
 
2021-04-22 3:20:06 PM  
I used to fly early mornings from Sacramento to Ontario and there would be people on the plane in silly costumes flying down for tapings of PIR. Nobody ever paid any extra attention to them, as if adults debasing themselves for a shot at winning shiatty furniture was the most normal thing. It was like the inverse of a celebrity sighting.
 
2021-04-22 3:20:28 PM  

maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild


And Tic Tac Dough. With Steven Adams as the dragon.

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2021-04-22 3:30:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?

They don't move it to $1, but the starting point wouldn't impact the odds if we assume that there's no skill to spinning the wheel.

The more I think about it, it's the same odds as 1 spin.  The first spin (if not $1) is not relevant.  The second spin must be X amount to reach $1 so it's the same as $1 on the first spin.  It's still just 1-in-20.

So regardless of it being 1 or 2 spins, your odds of getting $1 are always 1-in-20.


Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but if you want the probability of getting $1 in the game as opposed to a specific spin, isn't the probability better than 1/20?  Instead of thinking of numbers, since each time you spin the wheel you basically have 1 "win" square and 19 "not win" squares, you're effectively given two chances at a 1/20 probability event, meaning 1/20 + 1/20 = 1/10 probability of a win?
 
2021-04-22 3:33:45 PM  

New Rising Sun: Rapmaster2000: Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?

They don't move it to $1, but the starting point wouldn't impact the odds if we assume that there's no skill to spinning the wheel.

The more I think about it, it's the same odds as 1 spin.  The first spin (if not $1) is not relevant.  The second spin must be X amount to reach $1 so it's the same as $1 on the first spin.  It's still just 1-in-20.

So regardless of it being 1 or 2 spins, your odds of getting $1 are always 1-in-20.

Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but if you want the probability of getting $1 in the game as opposed to a specific spin, isn't the probability better than 1/20?  Instead of thinking of numbers, since each time you spin the wheel you basically have 1 "win" square and 19 "not win" squares, you're effectively given two chances at a 1/20 probability event, meaning 1/20 + 1/20 = 1/10 probability of a win?


Nevermind, I'm an idiot.
 
2021-04-22 3:40:27 PM  

pdieten: Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?

Well, not by much, because whatever you hit other than $1 on your first spin, you have to get the second one exactly right - assuming you didn't hit the $1 on your first spin, you have odds of 1/20 of making a dollar on your second spin, so it would end up being a wash.

Now, two contestants both hitting $1 twice, I think that's one in 16000. That's impressive.


OK. Time for class.  Put down your phones and PAY ATTENTION cause I'm only gonna do this once.

First things first.  "odds" is not the same as "probability".  You can look up the proper definitions for each if you're interested to know the difference, but what we are talking about here is PROBABILITY.

Now.

The probability of hitting $1 on the first spin is 1/20.  (We will assume a fair wheel: an equal probability of hitting each value on each spin.)

In that case, since the probability of hitting it on the bonus spin is again 1/20, this gives us a probability of 1/400 to hit $1 twice in two consecutive spins.  Let's call this event A.

The probability of NOT hitting $1 on the first spin is 19/20.  The next spin has to be the amount that adds up to $1, and the probability of hitting THAT is 1/20.  So the probability of summing up to $1 in two spins is 19/400.  The probability of hitting $1 on the bonus spin as always is 1/20, so the probability of hitting $1 twice in three spins is 19/8000.  This is event B.

Now since both of these events are mutually exclusive, we add the probabilities of each to get the probability of hitting $1 twice as 39/8000.

The probability of two people doing this in the same show is therefore 1521/64000000.

That's 0.000023765625, or 0.0023765625%.

You're welcome.
 
2021-04-22 4:13:41 PM  

8 inches: I was on the Price is Right about 25 years ago, spun the wheel, and ended up with $.15...the second lowest amount.

/Not getting a kick...
//Played Plinko and won $7,000
///Life has been all down hill since then


0.0 You got to play Plinko! Awesome ..One of their best games..Right behind the mountain climber
and the range finder thing......
 
2021-04-22 4:19:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: AirForceVet: The ODDS of spinning $1 twice on a The Price Is Right episode are inconceivable!

I believe it's 1 in 400 (1/20*1/20) if done in one spin.  I'm not sure if that changes if you need two spins to get to $1.

I'd be interested in how you calculate odds like that... They'd change based on what number you were on when you started the spin. And IIRC, you just start wherever, right? They don't start the spin on the $1, right?

They don't move it to $1, but the starting point wouldn't impact the odds if we assume that there's no skill to spinning the wheel.

The more I think about it, it's the same odds as 1 spin.  The first spin (if not $1) is not relevant.  The second spin must be X amount to reach $1 so it's the same as $1 on the first spin.  It's still just 1-in-20.

So regardless of it being 1 or 2 spins, your odds of getting $1 are always 1-in-20.


Yeah, I was over thinking it, considering the amount of spin you need to apply to hit the $1,that would affect it, but that is only when someone thinks that they're some kind of expert. Otherwise, it's just one cell to stop on out of many...

You're right, of course, anf now I'm going to stop over thinking shiat for 5 minutes or so.
 
2021-04-22 4:19:59 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: 8 inches: I was on the Price is Right about 25 years ago, spun the wheel, and ended up with $.15...the second lowest amount.

/Not getting a kick...
//Played Plinko and won $7,000
///Life has been all down hill since then

0.0 You got to play Plinko! Awesome ..One of their best games..Right behind the mountain climber
and the range finder thing......


Highlight of my life.
 
2021-04-22 4:21:17 PM  

Daedalus27: Nice thing is, the $25k from the double dollar win will go to pay all the taxes on the prizes they won.  Most people don't expect the large tax bill on prizes won.


Of course, there's a tax on the $25, 000 as well... But you're right. This gibes them some cash for the taxes.
 
2021-04-22 5:19:51 PM  
Where is the word from Dan Crenshaw, he was allegedly going to be impressed by 200 M vaccines 

OOPS! Dan Crenshaw "Impressed" By Biden Vaccine Rollout? - YouTube
 
2021-04-22 6:00:48 PM  
Thanks to Operation Warp Speed, Trump!
 
2021-04-22 6:32:50 PM  

Rapmaster2000: maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild

I vote for Sale of the Century.  It's like Jeopardy, but with bikini models.


I vote for both, and add Tic Tac Dough.
But....., any reboot will probably be infected by that overblown "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" bloat where the contestants have to relay some poorly thought-out banter before giving an answer.
 
2021-04-22 7:16:33 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: Rapmaster2000: maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild

I vote for Sale of the Century.  It's like Jeopardy, but with bikini models.

I vote for both, and add Tic Tac Dough.
But....., any reboot will probably be infected by that overblown "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" bloat where the contestants have to relay some poorly thought-out banter before giving an answer.


considering I think many think of JW and TTD as a "combo" because local stations often played them back to back, a new prime time "JW/TTD Hour" could work(would be better received than the MG/HS hour was in the 80s).
 
2021-04-22 7:20:16 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: Rapmaster2000: maudibjr: Shut it all down and bring back jokers wild

I vote for Sale of the Century.  It's like Jeopardy, but with bikini models.

I vote for both, and add Tic Tac Dough.
But....., any reboot will probably be infected by that overblown "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" bloat where the contestants have to relay some poorly thought-out banter before giving an answer.


I never liked the JW bonus round, seemed too random without any decisions by the contestant other than Play or Stop.  Whether you are even able to win is predetermined.

While the TTD dragon board is also random, you at least have to pick the unlucky number, and can avoid it.  You can't avoid if the 5th JW spin is going to have a devil.
 
2021-04-22 8:32:16 PM  
I wanted to pooh-pooh this with the laws of probability, which state that two random events of p = 1/20 have a combined probability of 1/400, so with 250 shows per year (5 * 52 - holidays) more years would have at least one such occurrence.  

The laws assume a fair spin, which is not the case on Price Is Right.  

Spins that go around less than once are discarded.
It is rare that a spin goes around twice.

Discarding the first spin makes it less likely that someone can spin at partial strength to hit $1.00, so most spins will go at least beyond the first pass of the dollar.  Limitations of human strength mean that most spins will peter out by the second rotation.
 
2021-04-22 11:38:26 PM  
So how many until we can actually stop treating your fellow man like the grim reaper?

Not any time soon I'm sure.
 
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