Originally posted by cpers
Percentage aren't exactly correct math
I don't understand what you are saying. Percentages are just as accurate as ratios.
Just taking one side of a ratio and subtracting it from another doesn't appear to be "correct maths", that's the whole cause of the problem I'm having. Sure, it works, but how can I use that formula for anything other than a ratio?
Originally posted by cpers
Why not use this one,
( call amount * odds ) - total pot = 9
( 2 * 7 ) - 5 = 9
It doesn't seem to work with percentages either. Only ratios.
Originally posted by cpers
You could convert your equity to odds,
Yeah, this would be logical. But the whole point of this exercise is to avoid using ratios. You can calculate how much you need to make on later streets with percentages just fine, i.e by calculating the size of the pot you WOULD need given that you are contributing x% of the pot. However, the formula above makes that step redundant if you are using ratios. There must also be a way to make that step redundant using percentages also with a modified formula.
What in essence is that formula doing by only subtracting one side of two ratios. What function are those ratios being put through? That is the question.