Double Jeopardy
On the Jeopardy game show on September 29, "Math" was the first category for Double Jeopardy. However, the three contestants exhausted all of the other clues/items before chosing a "math" item. Mathematics on Jeopardy always fascinates me because the questions seem so simple compared to questions relating to esoteric categories such as "Mongolian Art Prior to Columbus" or "16letter Spanish Terms for Food." Also, I am usually appalled at how poorly these "genius" contestants perform on mathematics questions.
On this show, the returning winner first won $1000 for responding to this "answer" with a correct question:
In (2x10^{3})(3x10^{6}) = 6x10^{?}, the missing power is this. Again, quite easy for a Double Jeopardy round!
The man then lost a wager of $2300 on this "answer":
For a line, its the ratio of the vertical change in distance to the horizontal change in distance.
Do you know the correct question? I think an algebra teacher rolled over in his/her grave somewhere!
