Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberapathist
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    04 Sep '16 19:231 edit
    This question is more about sociology or language assumptions or something, rather than math. The situation comes from a movie.

    man: I'll wager you $20 million that x happens
    woman: x is very likely to happen, so I want twenty to one odds
    man: it's a bet!
    (they shake hands)

    How much is the man wagering?
    How much is the woman wagering?

    Explain your reasoning please.
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    05 Sep '16 17:013 edits
    Originally posted by apathist
    This question is more about sociology or language assumptions or something, rather than math. The situation comes from a movie.

    man: I'll wager you $20 million that x happens
    woman: x is very likely to happen, so I want twenty to one odds
    man: it's a bet!
    (they shake hands)

    How much is the man wagering?
    How much is the woman wagering?

    Explain your reasoning please.
    According to the Wikipedie entry on Odds, she is putting up one million against his twenty million. But this is just a rewording or unwrapping of the terminology.

    Or one might think she has agreed to put up 20 MM against his 400 MM!
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    08 Sep '16 01:49
    Originally posted by apathist
    This question is more about sociology or language assumptions or something, rather than math. The situation comes from a movie.

    man: I'll wager you $20 million that x happens
    woman: x is very likely to happen, so I want twenty to one odds
    man: it's a bet!
    (they shake hands)

    How much is the man wagering?
    How much is the woman wagering?

    Explain your reasoning please.
    Are they married or socially involved?
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    08 Sep '16 20:24
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Are they married or socially involved?
    Or is this a pre-nup ?
  5. Standard memberapathist
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    09 Sep '16 08:31
    Actually, it's from an analogy skit meant to explain part of the housing bubble collapse ten or so years ago. The same movie offers Margot Robbie in a bubble bath explaining finance terms. For some reason I can't remember what she was talking about.
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    09 Sep '16 15:57
    Originally posted by apathist
    Actually, it's from an analogy skit meant to explain part of the housing bubble collapse ten or so years ago. The same movie offers Margot Robbie in a bubble bath explaining finance terms. For some reason I can't remember what she was talking about.
    The Big Short - MARGOT ROBBIE BUBBLE BATH SCENE

    YouTube
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    09 Sep '16 16:201 edit
    Originally posted by apathist
    Actually, it's from an analogy skit meant to explain part of the housing bubble collapse ten or so years ago. The same movie offers Margot Robbie in a bubble bath explaining finance terms. For some reason I can't remember what she was talking about.
    If we could understand what Margot was talking about we'd be millionaires.
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