After winning a toss-up question on Family Feud, the member of the winning team is then asked if they want to pass or play that round. Most teams play. Is there a strategy where passing is the optimal move? Maybe if the question is too difficult or obscure?

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    Not sure if this really fits on this exchange. Seems more like a game theory question than anything else.
    – SGR
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 10:20
  • @SGR Can you recommend a Stack Exchange site where I can ask this question?
    – JAL
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 14:12
  • @ChanandlerBong I'm not sure this qualifies as reality tv, as it's a game show.
    – JAL
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 14:13
  • You're right, per Wikipedia definition game shows don't qualify as such. I've removed the tag. Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 14:23
  • @JAL Possibly stats.stackexchange.com, but I'd recommend asking the chat before posting.
    – SGR
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 14:42

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A) They can't think of any other answers, so they don't want to lose any points they might earn in a steal by the other team.


B) They think it will be easier to steal the points from the other team than to get all of the points themselves.

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