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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:44 pm 
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WHIZ KIDS WEEK #4

Yash Kadadi
Atlanta, GA


Yash is going for $20,000. He has his 50:50 and +1 lifelines remaining. Yash has an alter ego, either "DJ Kadadi" or "Yash Daddy" because he did a math rap.

$20,000: Because it's evenly divisible by every integer between 1 and 10, what did Plato consider to be an ideal number?
A - 1,880
B - 3,450
C - 5,040
D - 7,770

Yash says that they are all divisible by 1, 2 and 5. He then notes that to be divisible by 3 the digits must sum up to a number divisible by 3, so he eliminates 1,880. He works through the others carefully.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (5,040)

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$30,000: Though it was supposed to cure his fever, what toxic element with the symbol Sb may have fatally poisoned Mozart?
A - antimony
B - arsenic
C - bismuth
D - tungsten

Yash made it a point to distinguish between tin and antimony because they have similar symbols -Sn and Sb. He's sure that tin is Sn.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (antimony)


$50,000: Argentina is greater in area than Belgium. Belgium has more people than Canada. Canada has more islands than Denmark. How many of those statements are true?
A - none of the above
B - one of the above
C - two of the above
D - all of the above

Yash says that the first statement is true, he doubts the second is true and doesn't know about the third one. He uses his 50:50 to narrow down the choices.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": C & D

Yash says that makes it a lot easier.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (two of the above)


$100,000: Which of the following words does Thesaurus.com list as a synonym for "synonym"?
A - metonym
B - ananym
C - demonym
D - allonym

Yash doesn't think it's C. He says his dad is good with roots and words, so he calls on him as his +1. He's been thinking since he saw the question; he doesn't know so he's guessing. He says ananym sounds like antonym so he eliminates it. Yash says they need to look at the first few letters of each word. When he saw allonym he thought of allotrope, a chemical term referring to two elements that are the same but differ in configuration. He and his dad think that metonym is like higher level or different, as in metadata or metamorphosis.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (metonym)
Yash wins $50,000.

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WHIZ KIDS WEEK #3

Yash Kadadi
Atlanta, GA


Yash is going for $20,000. He has his 50:50 and +1 lifelines remaining. Yash has an alter ego, either "DJ Kadadi" or "Yash Daddy" because he did a math rap.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Because it's evenly divisible by every integer between 1 and 10, what did Plato consider to be an ideal number?
A - 1,880
B - 3,450
C - 5,040
D - 7,770

Yash says that they are all divisible by 1, 2 and 5. He then notes that to be divisible by 3 the digits must sum up to a number divisible by 3, so he eliminates 1,880. He works through the others carefully.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (5,040)

A math question for a math rapper. I enjoyed the methodical way he worked through to the right answer.

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$100,000: Which of the following words does Thesaurus.com list as a synonym for "synonym"?
A - metonym
B - ananym
C - demonym
D - allonym

Yash doesn't think it's C. He says his dad is good with roots and words, so he calls on him as his +1. He's been thinking since he saw the question; he doesn't know so he's guessing. He says ananym sounds like antonym so he eliminates it. Yash says they need to look at the first few letters of each word. When he saw allonym he thought of allotrope, a chemical term referring to two elements that are the same but differ in configuration. He and his dad think that metonym is like higher level or different, as in metadata or metamorphosis.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (metonym)

I thought he was on the right track; I might well have gone home just as he did.

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20K: I didn't know that "add up to 3" thing so would have worked through them all

100K: Use lifelines


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$100,000: Which of the following words does Thesaurus.com list as a synonym for "synonym"?
A - metonym
B - ananym
C - demonym
D - allonym

Yash doesn't think it's C. He says his dad is good with roots and words, so he calls on him as his +1. He's been thinking since he saw the question; he doesn't know so he's guessing. He says ananym sounds like antonym so he eliminates it. Yash says they need to look at the first few letters of each word. When he saw allonym he thought of allotrope, a chemical term referring to two elements that are the same but differ in configuration. He and his dad think that metonym is like higher level or different, as in metadata or metamorphosis.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (metonym)
Yash wins $50,000.

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A breakdown of the words.

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Met- prefixes have a lot of meanings including: among, between, after, later, and along with. Metonym specifically means a word that can substitute for another like Washington for the U.S. government or bottle for alcohol. In this case the meto- means "change" as in metamorphosis. Metonymy is similar to synecdoche.

The other words:
ananym: ana- back or backward. A word that is created by spelling another word backward. ex. daraf which is the opposite of a farad unit or Erewhon, the reverse (sort of) of "nowhere".
demonym: demo- people or population. The name for inhabitants of or from a particular place. ex. Michigander for residents of Michigan or Hoosier for people from Indiana.
allonym: allo- other or different. An assumed name usually of another famous person. ex. "Publius" was the pen name used by Hamilton, Jay, and Madison to write the Federalist Papers. The author Franklin W. Dixon would be an allonym for the various authors of the Hardy Boys books.

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