### "Betting on Hamlet"

Highlight the following code and save it as a text file called HAMLET.BAS
Put it in the same folder as your GW-BASIC program. Load it and run it.

 ```10 'Hamlet - the fencing match 20 CLEAR :CLS :KEY OFF 30 PRINT,"Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' - the fencing match." 40 PRINT "A program to analyse the bet wagered by Claudius" 50 PRINT "on the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes." :PRINT 60 PRINT "Claudius bets that Laertes cannot exceed Hamlet by 3 hits in 12 passes." 70 PRINT "Because Laertes is nominally a better fencer than Hamlet," 80 PRINT "Claudius has laid on odds of 12 for 9. Is this a good bet?" :PRINT 90 ' 100 RANDOMIZE TIMER 110 PRINT " H-wins L-wins H-profit L-profit H-gain %" 120 PASSES=12 'the maximum number of plays in a game 130 GAMES=10000 'test it for a large number of games 140 FOR CYCLE=1 TO 10 'show several cycles of games 150 HH=0 :LL=0 160 FOR K=1 TO GAMES 170 H=0 :L=0 :N=0 180 FOR N=1 TO PASSES 190 P=INT(8*RND+1) 200 IF P <= 3 THEN H=H+1 ELSE L=L+1 210 IF H=5 OR L=8 THEN 230 220 NEXT N 230 IF H=5 THEN HH=HH+1 ELSE LL=LL+1 240 NEXT K 250 PRINT USING "###########";HH;LL 260 HT=HT+HH :LT=LT+LL 270 NEXT CYCLE 280 PRINT USING "###########";HT;LT; 290 PRINT USING "###########";HT*12;LT*9; 300 PERCENT=(HT*12-LT*9)/(HT*12+LT*9)*100 310 PRINT USING "########.##";PERCENT :PRINT 320 PRINT,USING "###.##";PERCENT; 330 PRINT "% shows that Claudius has made a "; 340 IF PERCENT > 0 THEN PRINT "good bet." ELSE PRINT "bad bet." 350 END ```

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