Transcript 9/14/2018b Shane Cunningham (carryover)

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Transcript 9/14/2018b Shane Cunningham (carryover)

#1 Post by BBTranscriptTeam » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:19 pm

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Shane Cunningham

Cookville, TN
drama teacher


Shane has his +1 remaining and is going for $30,000.

$30,000: With an area of 665,384 square miles, Alaska accounts for roughly what percentage of the total area of all 50 U.S. states?
A - 7.5%
B - 17.5%
C - 27.5%
D - 37.5%

Shane brings his +1, his wife Melinda, down. She has a better head for math than he does and maybe they can come up with the answer together. He tells her he's leaning toward
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7.5% because the U.S. is a massive space
. He asks for her thoughts. She thinks
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C and D can be ruled out but she doesn't have a strong feeling for A or B
. She's OK with him walking away. That's his final answer.
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Answer: B (17.5%)

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Re: Transcript 9/14/2018b Shane Cunningham (carryover)

#2 Post by earendel » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 am

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Shane Cunningham
Cookville, TN

drama teacher

Shane has his +1 remaining and is going for $30,000.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$30,000: With an area of 665,384 square miles, Alaska accounts for roughly what percentage of the total area of all 50 U.S. states?
A - 7.5%
B - 17.5%
C - 27.5%
D - 37.5%

Shane brings his +1, his wife Melinda, down. She has a better head for math than he does and maybe they can come up with the answer together. He tells her he's leaning toward
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7.5% because the U.S. is a massive space
. He asks for her thoughts. She thinks
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C and D can be ruled out but she doesn't have a strong feeling for A or B
. She's OK with him walking away. That's his final answer.
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Answer: B (17.5%)
I don't know if I'd have lifelines left but I wouldn't need one for this question. I seem to recall that Alaska is approximately 1/5 the size of the US as a whole, so I'd go with 17.5% without hesitation.
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Re: Transcript 9/14/2018b Shane Cunningham (carryover)

#3 Post by Estonut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:03 am

earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Shane Cunningham
Cookville, TN

drama teacher

Shane has his +1 remaining and is going for $30,000.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$30,000: With an area of 665,384 square miles, Alaska accounts for roughly what percentage of the total area of all 50 U.S. states?
A - 7.5%
B - 17.5%
C - 27.5%
D - 37.5%

Shane brings his +1, his wife Melinda, down. She has a better head for math than he does and maybe they can come up with the answer together. He tells her he's leaning toward
Spoiler
7.5% because the U.S. is a massive space
. He asks for her thoughts. She thinks
Spoiler
C and D can be ruled out but she doesn't have a strong feeling for A or B
. She's OK with him walking away. That's his final answer.
Spoiler
Answer: B (17.5%)
I don't know if I'd have lifelines left but I wouldn't need one for this question. I seem to recall that Alaska is approximately 1/5 the size of the US as a whole, so I'd go with 17.5% without hesitation.
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