Eh, we can play the what if games til the cows come home ... no, wait, they were eating one of the Spider Hunt caches up toward Killeen. Swimming to punchMessage 1 of 4 , Mar 26, 2008View SourceEh, we can play the "what if" games 'til the cows come home ... no, wait, they were eating one of the Spider Hunt caches up toward Killeen.Swimming to punch cards? Other teams burying or hiding off coords targets (and they call US the black sheep)Etc....[My 'tsk!' was a joke.... but probably too stinging, and I'm sorry for that.]Look y'all, you put in a heck of an effort!=HUGS= and antibiotic ointmentOn Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:44:07 -0500 "Chris, Penny, Logan, Liahm, Gabriel and Princess Jewel Nowak" <nowak@...> writes:I know personally about 3 of the lost cards. They were lost in the water swimming 25 feet to punch them. My card was lost (about 625 points without the extra 150 punch) another 625 for Derrick's card and about 200 for another young man's card. We had a total of 12 people come and get their cards punched...three of them were lost...which came to:150X 9 (not lost)------1350 (it would have been 150 X12 if we hadn't lost three = 1800) lost card points 1450Our mistake only cost our team 100 points! If we hadn't lost the cards it might have put us in first place...who knows. It was an extreme choice and it didn't work out...but it was really exciting, fun and could have been the winning move.Which leads me to Derrick (Fantastic 6). He was awesome and my vote for team hero. That water was freezing! He swam back and forth several times...getting the punch, putting the punch back. He was shivering because the water temperature was so cold. He had cramps in his legs from the cold! He is definitely my hero regardless of the final outcome! He gave 200% for our team and that's what being a hero is all about!!!!!!You rock Derrick!PennycpnowakChris, Penny, Logan, Liahm and Princess Jewel Nowak----- Original Message -----From: Tanya PhillipsSent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:22 AMSubject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] my math is NOT that bad. geesh!
but isn't 775 our average WITH 7 Zeros?
in other words (775 x 49) +(7x0) = 37,975 but really it was 775 x 56
= 43,400 total points but 7 of those 56 were zeros.
or what could have been
43,400 for the 49 cards
another 5,425 points for anther 7 AVERAGE cards
= 48,825 / 56 cards which would have raised our average on cards only
to 871.88 points per card instead of 775. (96 more points average)
Thats more than 10% better if we hadn't lost 7 cards, but my point
was that it sure wasn't 50% of our score.
I was trying to say that losing 7 cards didn't hurt us as much as
people thought it did. I didn't want the people who lost cards
to "feel like we lost the challenge" because of them. Which was the
way it sounded from a previous email. that is simply not true.
my math wasn't that bad when I said about 20%.
(i do agree that we don't know how many points were on the missing
cards, but I am just saying that IF they had the AVE amount)
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