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#1
July 22nd, 2010, 09:40 PM
 Automatic Monkey Banned Join Date: May 2006 Location: Connecticut Posts: 5,171
Fun with Grosjean Numbers

"Grosjean numbers" have nothing to do with AP, they are interesting numerical patterns on odometers and other mechanical devices discussed by biker/author Doug Grosjean.

The only application I can think of for them would be in lottery and related parimutuel systems where the public might be transfixed by a numerical pattern and this could be played to an advantage. Let's say a 3-digit lottery came up "124," 125", "126", "127" on four consecutive days, on the 5th day there might be so much money on 128 that it would pay to bet every number but.
#2
July 25th, 2010, 09:15 PM
 Dyepaintball12 Executive Member Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Mid-Michigan Posts: 1,547

I looked it up for fun:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grosjean
#3
July 25th, 2010, 09:20 PM
 Katweezel Executive Member Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Third base Posts: 2,813

Monkey's odometer is a little dusty, but how the hell did he arrange his numbers like that?
#4
July 26th, 2010, 12:12 PM
 moo321 Executive Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: Midwest Posts: 3,812

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Automatic Monkey "Grosjean numbers" have nothing to do with AP, they are interesting numerical patterns on odometers and other mechanical devices discussed by biker/author Doug Grosjean. The only application I can think of for them would be in lottery and related parimutuel systems where the public might be transfixed by a numerical pattern and this could be played to an advantage. Let's say a 3-digit lottery came up "124," 125", "126", "127" on four consecutive days, on the 5th day there might be so much money on 128 that it would pay to bet every number but.
It would only pay to play the other numbers if they were +ev before considering the effect of splitting the jackpot.

Also, it's VERY important with lotteries to remember to discount the jackpot over however long it's paid. Say there's a \$10 million jackpot, and only 5 million numbers costing \$1 to play. Should be +ev, but when we discount the payments over 30 years, it comes in under \$5 million.

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