Is bad math something to celebrate?

Those who still care about Jeopardy! are all atwitter about its first ever three-way tie. It sounds amazing, that three people could have exactly the same score.

But it’s not. Two players were tied and both doubled-up. The third, who was leading by a large margin, bet the difference between his score and their theoretical doubled-up scores. Except, as commenters on the YouTube video point out, he forgot to add an extra dollar so he’d come out on top. It wasn’t a fluke. Someone just forgot his basic Jeopardy strategy.

YouTube visitors also note that Trebek was rushing through the answers and seemed a bit scripted through all this.

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