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2022-02-03, 21:56   #78
R. Gerbicz

"Robert Gerbicz"
Oct 2005
Hungary

157310 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by R. Gerbicz I'm down to 3.4652 guesses per word, should be quite good
I was close to the optimal, what is 3.4212, and proved by Alex Selby: http://sonorouschocolate.com/notes/i...ies_for_Wordle (he solved the famous Eternity puzzle)

If you are interested to find the best strategies for given starter words then you can send the results: https://freshman.dev/wordle/#/leaderboard
I've already submitted the claimed optimal(!) trees for the best 24 starter words. Use only at most 5 guesses whenever it is possible.

Interestingly nobody used the best starter word here, so far, today's puzzle solution

Crack...
(0: no hit, 1: good letter in wrong place, 2: good letter in good place.)
1 round. Number of possible words=2315.
The program is guessing=salet. Give the answer=21000
2 round. Number of possible words=32.
The program is guessing=cramp. Give the answer=01200
3 round. Number of possible words=2.
The program is guessing=shard. Give the answer=22222
OK, solved using 3 guesses.

2022-02-03, 23:02   #79
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

22·32·293 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by R. Gerbicz I was close to the optimal.
Please forgive me for this. But...

How much time did this puzzle take you away from serious work?

That is a sincere question.

 2022-02-08, 01:42 #80 Xyzzy     Aug 2002 100001000110112 Posts
 2022-02-08, 02:50 #81 masser     Jul 2003 Behind BB 1,907 Posts
 2022-02-09, 13:38 #82 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101ร103 Posts 23·1,327 Posts Wordle 235 1/6 ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ
 2022-02-09, 14:04 #83 EdH     "Ed Hall" Dec 2009 Adirondack Mtns 22×1,151 Posts I hadn't expected a non-British spelling. My program, based on a British word list, said there were no solutions.
2022-02-10, 00:03   #84
a1call

"Rashid Naimi"
Oct 2015
Remote to Here/There

2·11·103 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly Wordle 235 1/6 ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฉ
Well, I hope you bought a lottery ticket that day.

Just kidding, you probably have a better chance of winning the (some) lottery than getting the Wordle in 1 shot.

 2022-02-10, 00:41 #85 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101ร103 Posts 23×1,327 Posts Prior to starting with 3 set guesses, I got a one shot win. So, 2 so far.
2022-02-10, 01:19   #86
a1call

"Rashid Naimi"
Oct 2015
Remote to Here/There

226610 Posts

Quote:
 How many five letter words are there? The answer depends on the dictionary. According to Free Dictionary, there are 158,390 words with five letters. Volume 6 of Office's Scrabble Dictionary claims there are 8,996 available words with five letters while other sources claim that there are only 5,350 words that you can create with five letters in word games.
Anyway you look at 2 hole in ones is pretty good.
Unless the word of the day is โprintโ, it wonโt happen to me. I know thatโs not the best 1st choice.
I see you choose words with 2 vowels. Three should work better overall.

2022-02-10, 01:39   #87
Dr Sardonicus

Feb 2017
Nowhere

73×17 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by a1call Well, I hope you bought a lottery ticket that day. Just kidding, you probably have a better chance of winning the (some) lottery than getting the Wordle in 1 shot.
Let's do a sanity check on that.

The number of 5-letter words that can be an answer in Wordle is almost certainly less than 10,000.

A common type of lottery you buy tickets for has you choose five numbers, each between 00 and 99. The number of possibilities is 75,287,520.

The only lottery-type game with odds comparable to picking the answer to Wordle at random I can think of offhand is (or was) called "policy" or "numbers." It was once popular in the Chicago area. The bettor picked a number from 000 to 999 and bet some amount on it; usually a small bet like a dollar. The winning number was some figure outside the control of the folks running the policy game - if memory serves, one choice was the last three digits of some Treasury figure like the national debt on a certain day of the week. The figure was published in most newspapers at the time. If you won, the payoff was 600 times your bet. The game obviously was profitable for the folks running it.

2022-02-10, 05:20   #88
a1call

"Rashid Naimi"
Oct 2015
Remote to Here/There

2·11·103 Posts

Around here we have:

Quote:
 GRAND PRIZE: 50 times the winning selection cost for Quotidienne 2, 450 times the winning selection cost for Quotidienne 3, and 4,500 times the winning selection cost for Quotidienne 4
https://loteries.lotoquebec.com/en/l...la-quotidienne

For โ Quotidienne 2โ, for each dollar wagered you win $50 with 1/100* odds (certainly better odds than a hole-in-one in Wordle): https://loteries.lotoquebec.com/en/l...ize-structures Note the use of the qualifier โsomeโ in your quoted text. * 49/100 (1 in 2.040816) to win$1 for every \$49 wagered

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