Coding Challenge 4

Introducing The Week 4 Coding Challenge!

For our "Learn to Code with Project Shift Community" we're introducing a weekly coding challenge! Each Tuesday, we'll announce what the challenge is, and on the following Tuesday, we'll post a solution video, along with the names of the winners! If you're not on the email list, you can join here!

As you complete the challenges, you'll be eligible for awesome prizes!

Week 4 Challenge

You're in the casino, playing Roulette, going for the "1-18" bets only and desperate to beat the house and so you want to test how effective the Martingale strategy is.

You will be given a starting cash balance and an array of binary digits to represent a win or a loss as you play: 0 for loss and 1 for win.

You should create a function `martingale` to return the balance after playing all rounds.

You start with a stake of `100` dollars(unit of cash). If you lose a round, you lose the stake placed on that round and double the stake for your next bet. When you win, you win 100% of the stake and revert back to staking 100 dollars on your next bet.


martingale(1000, [1, 1, 0, 0, 1]) === 1300

you win your 1st round: gain $100, balance = 1100

win 2nd round: gain $100, balance = 1200

lose 3rd round: lose $100 dollars, balance = 1100

double stake for 4th round and lost: staked $200, lose $200, balance = 900

double stake for 5th round and won: staked $400 won $400, balance = 1300

NOTE: Your balance is allowed to go below 0 (debt) :(

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Submitting The Challenge

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Next Tuesday (Juley 7), we will email you with solutions.