# high-stakes wager

apathist
Posers and Puzzles 04 Sep '16 19:23
1. apathist
looking for loot
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.
2. 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. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
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?
4. 08 Sep '16 20:24
Originally posted by HandyAndy
Are they married or socially involved?
Or is this a pre-nup ?
5. apathist
looking for loot
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.
6. 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

7. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
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.