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Gambling Strategy

  1. Sep 13, 2005 #1
    I am just no good at math these days and I was wondering if someone could solve this equation that I derived from a popular gambling strategy. I would definitely save time for me if I knew X. I suppose it isnt that I'm bad at math, as I have a natural talent for it, but I don't remember any algebraic shortcuts on simplification, so this would take me a while. Thanks to anyone who helps!

    Y = (X * 2 + 1) + (( X * 2 + 1) * 2 + 1) + ((( X * 2 + 1) * 2 + 1) * 2 + 1) + (((( X * 2 + 1 ) * 2 + 1 ) * 2 + 1) * 2 + 1)
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2005 #2
    Y=30x+26 It is just simple algebra I believe.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2005 #3

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    Is it possible that you are using "X*2+ 1" to mean X2+ 1???
     
  5. Sep 14, 2005 #4
    I think it is either y = 31x +26 or y = 30x + 27.

    Either way, thanks for simplifying it for me.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2005 #5
    Rishijin: I think it is either y = 31x +26 or y = 30x + 27.


    Might I ask, what does it have to do with gambling?
     
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