Series Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Discussion

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rockdeworld
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07:02:01 PM Mar 21st 2015
"the player could opt to play a bonus question to increase their winnings by 10" - is that "$10" or "by a factor of 10"? The bonus question trope below implies the latter, but currently it's unclear.
polisciw00t
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02:30:12 AM Dec 29th 2011
About the Unexpectedly Obscure Answer things: I learned basic algebra in sixth grade (things like x+5=7 and I think we did really really basic systems of equations), so unless the curriculum changed that significantly between when I was in sixth grade and when the participants were - which is, what, 25 years? - I don't understand the obscurity bit.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/remarks.php?trope=Series.AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader