# How do multipliers combine???

Posted by Jim Meyer at 1/10/2001 9:14 AM EST

Engineer on team #67, HOT Team, from Huron Valley Schools and GM Milford Proving Ground.

There has been some confusion within our team as to exactly how the multipliers combine. A couple of members were under the impression that they added. A couple of others thought that they multiplied. I have looked for a clarification for this in the rules and have not been able to locate one. Is the maximum multiplier 7 (2+2+3) or 12 (2x2x3)? I am looking for hard evidence here!

Posted by Nate Smith at 1/10/2001 10:51 AM EST

Other on team #66, GM Powertrain/Willow Run HS, from Eastern Michigan University and GM Powertrain.

In Reply to: How do multipliers combine???
Posted by Jim Meyer on 1/10/2001 9:14 AM EST:

: There has been some confusion within our team as to exactly how the multipliers combine. A couple of members were under the impression that they added. A couple of others thought that they multiplied. I have looked for a clarification for this in the rules and have not been able to locate one. Is the maximum multiplier 7 (2+2+3) or 12 (2x2x3)? I am looking for hard evidence here!

The way that I read it, as it is described in the manual, is that for both goals it is a 4x multiplier, and then the x3 for the timer…so, while this is not the official word, I would say that the max would be 12x…as long as you don’t include the 1.1x…

Nate

Posted by Jake at 1/10/2001 11:51 AM EST

Student on team #365, Miracle Workerz, from Avon Grove High School and DuPont Engineering.

In Reply to: How do multipliers combine???
Posted by Jim Meyer on 1/10/2001 9:14 AM EST:

Jim,
It is my understanding that the multipliers multiply. I the game portion of the manual (Pg. 3, The Game), they say that the 10% is multiplied to the total alliance score for the one team that has their colored ball on top. If the 1.1 (10%) multiplier is multiplied, then why not multiply the others?

~ Jake

: There has been some confusion within our team as to exactly how the multipliers combine. A couple of members were under the impression that they added. A couple of others thought that they multiplied. I have looked for a clarification for this in the rules and have not been able to locate one. Is the maximum multiplier 7 (2+2+3) or 12 (2x2x3)? I am looking for hard evidence here!