Ok, so I was flipping around the channels since no baseball was on, and I turn it to ABC where "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is on. The $16,000 question is this:
Which of these squared numbers also happens to be the sum of two smaller squares? 16, 25, 36, 49 He used 2 lifelines, and one of them was ask the audience. HALF (51%) said the answer was A. I'm sorry, maybe its because I was slightly educated in math, but what idiot needs any help on this one?????????? Good grief, people are completely idiotic.
I had trouble understanding the question at first glance so it's not exactly a 1+1 question, but after reading it over, I got it rather quickly. I can see someone getting this wrong on a timed exam like the Wonderlic, but on a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Jesus.
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I can understand that it might take a minute - but the guy sat there for like 5 minutes, asked the audience (who must have been on a crazy drug), and still got it wrong. I'm a math minor and it took me a minute - I'll admit that. The question is confusing at first glance, but all one needs to do is think about it. Which is why we all got it and he didn't