Anyway, I'm farming some gear in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, but there's a particular crafting component I need quite a large amount of to finish it off. I can do one of two things; either kill or capture the monster for the materials. If I kill the monster, I can carve it 3 times for materials. If I capture it, I can only get one chance at materials, but the odds of each component are greater than if I carved it. The particular material I need has a 31% chance of being found while carving, and an approximate 45% chance of being found when capturing (there's a boost involved here that I'm not exactly sure of how strong said boost is, so just assume 45%). There is also a part of the monster I can break off during the fight for an extra carving chance, though this particular bonus carve only has a 24% chance of yielding what I need.
I need 6 pieces of this particular material. Assuming I get the bonus carve only every other fight (it's rather difficult to break off consistently), about how many times would I have to kill the monster to get all the materials I need? About how many times would I have to capture it?
PS: Anyone who can name the monster and/or materials off of these numbers wins all of my nerdy respect