Ladies Favourite

In my previous dart playing days, The Ladies Favourite related to the score of 26, and because ladies tend to be shorter than men, their aim for the treble 20 was nearly always ‘off’ so they were more likely to hit 5 then 1 and maybe a 20 on their third throw.

I’m a number cruncher, right? So chalking up the other night there were three consecutive 26s and they were all different.
You’ve probably guessed where I’m going with this.
A casual comment of ‘I wonder how many different ways there are of scoring 26‘ got me thinking.

Now using just one dart is easy, it has to be double 13 right?
And there are a few more variations using two (well, we all miss from time to time), so I thought I’d have a go at working it out, you know, put my calculation head on.

There’s probably a website that already tells you, so no cheating, but anyone fancy a guess?
I’ll post a couple of other items while you’re thinking about it and adding your ideas to the comments.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Ladies Favourite

  1. Michael says:

    I’ve often wondered why it is you haven’t posted a number post before….my answer is “I have no idea, my head would hurt thinking about it.” Truth is I was never much good at maths or numbers…putting words in some sort of logical order is effort enough for me..

    • I’ve posted a fair few about budgets and percentages though. To be honest, I’ve no idea if the answer I got is right but I tried to be logical in my approach. Hubby did it another way (and he’s electrically minded rather than numbers as such) and I got a few more than him.

      • Michael says:

        I can imagine it would be an interesting chat over dinner…lol….numbers are fascinating I know, my neighbour is a mathematician and loves all things maths, but its all double dutch to me.

      • I’ve always loved them and mental arithmetic was one of my best subjects at school. When I played darts before, people were happy if I volunteered to chalk as I was quick and accurate. The ‘9’s thing has always fascinated me, and saved hours of work in the bank in the High St if we had a difference at the end of the day. My International Banking job as a financial analyst was all numbers and I loved it. People think I’m joking when I say give me a list of numbers and I’ll balance it 20 different ways, but that was my job, and I was good at it.

      • Michael says:

        I can well imagine you were good at it…..do you miss it? I know I miss some aspects of my job but the politics I don’t…

      • I miss the money!! No seriously, after redundancy, it was a while before I found another job as a credit controller. Still numbers, but a different scenario. I created a spreadsheet which calculated the aged debt and percentages and The Boss was over the moon with it.
        I do one now for the household budget. Some people would see me as pretty sad I guess.

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