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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by average man View Post
    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
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    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
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    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
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