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6+9 = 11

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by ResourceFinder, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. An answer on Weakest Link


    *sob*
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    One of my year 8 wouldn't have given you an answer even that big... he tends to go for around 5 or 6 for most questions!
     
  3. But this was a grown up ... someone who presumably has had the capacity to apply for a TV prog

    *sob*
     
  4. I blame it on poor programme editing. The contestant obviously said "11 when working in base 14" and they cut the end of his/her sentence off
     
  5. Not when you consider that his other question

    In the expression "brain or brawn" which word refers to muscular strength

    Was answered incorrectly too

    *sob*
     
  6. Yes, its about time Noel left. Henry Kelly is a better bet.
    Anyhow, put it down to nerves...give them the benefit....... [​IMG].no...its shocking
     
  7. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Why do they tell dear Anne to say "In mathematics" in front of a question like this?
    It's just an arithmetic error, though - not mathematical ignorance because, presumably, he was trying to add the two numbers together.
    If the contestant had had a calculator - no problem (probably).
     
  8. Presumably [​IMG]
     
  9. All the times I think of another career I indulge myself in a minute and a half of this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJY5Z13q2LY
    "I got my Thousand, I am happy"
    ...well why did you go on "Who wants to be a millionaire?"
     

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