# 10 football matches.......

• Oct 29th 2009, 07:09 PM
average man
10 football matches.......
hi folks,im new,just a little question to pose....

if there are 10 football matches being played,how many different combinations of results could there be considering each match could be either a win lose or draw?

ill word it a different way......

lets say i was doing a little bet in the bookies.....
10 football matches,each can either win lose or draw...........
how many bets would i have to do to cover every outcome?
• Oct 29th 2009, 07:39 PM
artvandalay11
Quote:

Originally Posted by average man
hi folks,im new,just a little question to pose....

if there are 10 football matches being played,how many different combinations of results could there be considering each match could be either a win lose or draw?

ill word it a different way......

lets say i was doing a little bet in the bookies.....
10 football matches,each can either win lose or draw...........
how many bets would i have to do to cover every outcome?

3 outcomes for the first match, 3 for the second, the for the third.... 3 for the tenth

=3^10 possible outcomes
• Oct 30th 2009, 07:43 AM
average man
thanks a lot man,that means its about 59000 possible outcomes,that means about 59000 bets to cover everything.....i think ill let it off :)
• Oct 30th 2009, 08:51 AM
e^(i*pi)
It gets even more complicated if you take into account the fact that there won't be an even chance of win, loss and draw :p