Not that it's saying much, but the second season of Winsanity has changed its format and it is an improvement. The bonus round gives five items and five numbers and the contestant has to use an interactive screen to realign the items to the correct numbers. It's $10,000 if done correctly. The host (still Donald Faison) lets the player know how many are correct (not which ones) and the remaining time on the clock can be used to switch answers.

I laughed when there was Westworld coming up again after an appearance on J! earlier this week. These are the items and numbers in incorrect order: Spoiler

This is the correct line up: Spoiler

The contestant got only the pizza (framed in green) right, for $500.

The contestant got only the pizza (framed in green) right, for $500.

I suspect I would have swapped the top two.

That's what I did initially. But then we would've been told we had 3 of 5 right. At that point, switching the top two to the correct order is the most obvious move. We'd be done in two moves.

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount, and the Hulk had to be the high number to be interesting/funny.

That's what I did initially. But then we would've been told we had 3 of 5 right. At that point, switching the top two to the correct order is the most obvious move. We'd be done in two moves.

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,

Every number listed there is even.

You know what I meant

Not really, no. What did you mean?

57 vs 40

So you just divided both numbers by 1000? Why? How is that relevant to anything?

I would add that a great many book, of which the movie and later TV series are based on, include many "non-round" numbers.

So you just divided both numbers by 1000? Why? How is that relevant to anything?

I would add that a great many book, of which the movie and later TV series are based on, include many "non-round" numbers.

"Even" was used because "Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.
Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...

"Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.

This is also wrong. 40,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 4 in 4*10^4, that is not divisible by 5. Similarly, 57,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 5.7 in 5.7*10^4, that is ALSO not divisible by 5.

Ergo, what is the supposed difference?

Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...

No, but it's clear being a rude asshat is a favorite pastime of yours.

Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.

Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.

Ah, that reasoning makes sense!

I didn't understand what any of it had to do with odd or even, though.

Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.

Ah, that reasoning makes sense!

I didn't understand what any of it had to do with odd or even, though.

The number of thousands was even for the fictional number.

I think if you just substitute round number for even number this could’ve been solved 12 posts sooner. However I’m not sure logic was 100% infallible. I have no specific knowledge of the westworld universe but I see no reason to assume they couldn’t charge 57,000 instead of 40,000. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a large American theme park charge a “round number” price. In the Midwest, tickets are often something like $47.99 or $54.95. In Orlando they usually have tiered pricing for multi-day tickets but a single day ticket might be in the $109 or $118 range. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one listed at exactly $100. Outside of the documentary film Jurassic World, I don’t think westworld has a lot of real world equivalents, so who knows how reasonable it is to assume a round number price on an extravagant fictional theme park

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"Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.

This is also wrong. 40,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 4 in 4*10^4, that is not divisible by 5. Similarly, 57,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 5.7 in 5.7*10^4, that is ALSO not divisible by 5.

Ergo, what is the supposed difference?

Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...

No, but it's clear being a rude asshat is a favorite pastime of yours.

Go look up what significant figures are in math before you try to claim "4" is divisible by 5.