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No under the current system:

Quad teeny bopper (with 7.5s) = 100 + 75 = 175 total

Normal skater (with 7.5s) = 75 + 75 = 150 total

So quad teeny bopper wins by 25 points.

Under this insane multiplication system:

Quad teeny bopper 100 + {100×0.75=} 75 = 175 total

Normal skater 75 + {75×0.75=} 56.25 = 131.25 total

So in the multiplication system the teeny bopper wins by 43.75 points compared to winning by 25 points in the current system.

My point, which you seemingly missed, is that under the multiplication system two skaters could both get all 7.5s and yet get completely different PCS scores which is insane. In this example both skaters got 7.5s and yet one gets a PCS of 75 and the other gets a PCS of 56.25!

“Quad teeny bopper” usually refers to the ladies field, so it’s a little strange that you’re using men’s PCS factor, but you’re also objecting to a different system than is actually being discussed. The proposed system is:

100 TES and 75 PCS —> 100

**x**(75/100) = 75.00 Total

75 TES and 75 PCS —> 75

**x**(75/100) = 56.25 Total

Granted, under this multiplicative system Skater B only earns 75% of the points that Skater A earned, whereas under the current system, Skater B would earn 85.7% of the points that Skater A earned. I suppose you could raise an issue with that appearing to favor TES even more here, but with multiplying the gap will also close more dramatically as Skater B raises their PCS, so I’m not sure that’s meaningful.

(I do have a little philosophical quibble with relegating PCS to the “factoring” score under this system, but it is much more practical mathematically than the other way around would be.)