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Postby finalheaven » Tue May 09, 2006 7:41 pm

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.
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Postby Mugrila » Tue May 09, 2006 7:55 pm

wait, so its not A? :-?




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Postby curious_george_43545 » Tue May 09, 2006 8:14 pm

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Postby Red Stripe » Tue May 09, 2006 8:38 pm

LOL, I saw that too today. That guy was getting some really easy questions before leading up to that one too.
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Postby roninmedia » Tue May 09, 2006 9:15 pm

if you think we blow in math, see how badly we blow in geography and history.


82% of the audience of one episode think the capital of australia is sydney.
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 09, 2006 9:19 pm

roninmedia wrote:if you think we blow in math, see how badly we blow in geography and history.


82% of the audience of one episode think the capital of australia is sydney.


DUH!! I can't believe people are so stupid! :-t


Idiots. Everyone knows it's Vienna.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 09, 2006 9:22 pm

So it's 49 right?

No, wait...25!

Wait, no, ok, it's 36. Yep, definitly 36.

Final answer!


Doh!


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Postby warrick95 » Tue May 09, 2006 9:52 pm

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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Postby knapplc » Tue May 09, 2006 10:14 pm

Hey, serious answer here - it took me a minute to get this one. I'll be the first to admit I'm no mathematician.

Ask me Language, History, Science or Philosophy - those I'm good at. Math? Not so much.

(but I did figure out without cheating that it's 9+16=25).
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Postby finalheaven » Tue May 09, 2006 10:17 pm

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 ;-D
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