Originally posted by sonhouse
So you have a super Ken Jennings, knows all the answers to every question, is ten times faster to the button, and lucks out as if he knew where every double is, lets say for now, doubles only occur on the last two columns, (next to highest and highest paying questions), How much could Jennings have won? What was his percentage of the maximum he won, which ...[text shortened]... se of 73 wins, but I think he won another half mil in a champions rematch so he won 3 mil total.
just to clarify, if we let the categories be A, B, C, D, E, and F, the daily doubles(DD) would be on the F-1000 dollar questions in the first round and F-1600 and F-2000 in double jeopardy correct?
Super Ken Jenning always wagered everything on the daily doubles and final jeopardy correct?
If that is the case then the maximum amount possible is $531,200.
In Single Jeopardy with only one DD, each category is worth $3000 except for the last category, containing the DD, which is worth $2000 excluding the daily double. This gives him $17000 to wager on the DD, so he ends the round with $34000.
In double jeopardy, every category is worth $6000 except the last which is only worth $2400. He gets $32400 from the non DD questions. Added to his previous total of $34000, he has a total of $66400. He wagers it all on the 2 daily doubles and final jeopardy, giving him $66400x2x2x2 which is $531,200.
Which is 21.248% of what Ken jennings won during his streak.