## Multiple tries on multiple choice questions

A statistical scoring formula is
used so that guessers (on average) get the same score as
people who do no work.
- guessers: 0 points
- people who submit no work: 0 points

If you guess wrong, you get a small negative score.

If you guess right, you get a positive score.

The negative scores and the positive scores cancel,
so guessers come out to zero in the long run.

Guessing does not improve your grade.
You are only wasting your time.

Below is a scoring table for a question with a value of
ten points, which has one correct choice in ten
total choices.

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Try |
Right |
Wrong |

1 |
10.00 |
-1.11 |

2 |
7.78 |
-2.22 |

3 |
5.56 |
-3.33 |

4 |
3.33 |
-4.44 |

5 |
1.11 |
-5.56 |

6 |
-1.11 |
-6.67 |

7 |
-3.33 |
-7.78 |

8 |
-5.56 |
-8.89 |

9 |
-7.78 |
-10.00 |