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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:44 pm 
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Whiz Kids get an extra lifeline—Cut the Question which can be used up to (and including) the $50,000 question

Ally Brown
Dover, NH
Ally is only 10 years old and just out of elementary school.
Ally still has her +1 and Cut The Question.

$5,000
Though he did grad school at his hometown's Univ. of Oslo, what wintry country's Crown Prince Haakon Magnus got his undergrad degree from sunny UC Berkeley?
A: Denmark B: Sweden
C: Norway D: Finland

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Norway

$7,000
If a circular pizza is cut into 8 equal slices across the middle, the tip of each slice will form what angle?
A: 15 degrees B: 30 degrees
C: 45 degrees D: 60 degrees

Ally knows there are 360 degrees in a circle and thinks about the math. She says, "8, 16, 24 is three so that leaves four so the answer I come up with is...
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: 30 degrees
The correct answer is C: 45 degrees
Ally wins $5,000

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:03 pm 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Whiz Kids get an extra lifeline—Cut the Question which can be used up to (and including) the $50,000 question

Ally Brown
Dover, NH
Ally is only 10 years old and just out of elementary school.
Ally still has her +1 and Cut The Question.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$7,000
If a circular pizza is cut into 8 equal slices across the middle, the tip of each slice will form what angle?
A: 15 degrees B: 30 degrees
C: 45 degrees D: 60 degrees

Ally knows there are 360 degrees in a circle and thinks about the math. She says, "8, 16, 24 is three so that leaves four so the answer I come up with is...
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: 30 degrees
The correct answer is C: 45 degrees
Ally wins $5,000

I didn't think she'd get very far considering she used two lifelines already. I am surprised that she couldn't come up with the right answer on this question.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:03 pm 
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earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$7,000
If a circular pizza is cut into 8 equal slices across the middle, the tip of each slice will form what angle?
A: 15 degrees B: 30 degrees
C: 45 degrees D: 60 degrees

Ally knows there are 360 degrees in a circle and thinks about the math. She says, "8, 16, 24 is three so that leaves four so the answer I come up with is...
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: 30 degrees
The correct answer is C: 45 degrees
Ally wins $5,000
I didn't think she'd get very far considering she used two lifelines already. I am surprised that she couldn't come up with the right answer on this question.
Too bad she didn't skip the math and just visualize the answer. A quarter pizza has a 90 degree angle. Cut that in half and you're left with 45 degrees.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:19 am 
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I'm surprised how much math has tripped up this week's contestants. Usually math is a Whiz Kid's bailiwick.


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