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Lingots to gems: how does the math work here?

First of all, down with the health system. It's hardly an improvement.

Second, I have 1616 lingots, which were converted to 2100 gems. Isn't the math a bit off? There's absolutely no chance of this being proportional.

What's the logic behind this conversion?

Cheers.

May 31, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenBookmye

Don't forget to downvote in the iPhone app store and use the website if possible


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Also, I think you mean Health, not Hearts. Hearts was an old system from a while ago (you can still see it when testing out though).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taszanetti

Yeah, that's what I meant. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Nothing official .... but it looks like they round down to the nearest 50, then add 500.

This is the same patten I have seen again and again. (For existing users)

I only remember one exception, and that may have been a misunderstanding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesome737

That's accurate for me! Good math!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EpicNougat

What are these gems and hearts?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

I think the OP means Health, rather than Hearts.

Gems are the new virtual currency being A/B tested in iOS.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xBryan_

I'll try but you're better off with himnicholson's explanation.

So let's set up a proportion so 1616 over 2100 which simplified to 404/525. So now let's divide 404 to 525 which is approx. ≈ 0.7695.

Now lets round 0.7695 to the nearest hundredth so it would be 0.77. This is not accurate but for every Gem it is worth 0.77 of a lingot ?

I don't know you're better off with a different explanation. I'm probably wrong and nowhere near the actual maths but this is my way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

The problem is that when people were reporting (that they had been converted) there seemed to be a variable exchange rate. Plotting the values out, gave the formula I mentioned earlier.


Edit: By variable, I mean varied with the amount Lingots.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KingOfNerds777

I really don’t know.

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