Super Quiz
Guest Columnist: D. E. (Seattle) writes...
In today’s Seattle Times, we’ve got the daily “super quiz”, which today is themed "science."
9 questions. 3 easy, 3 medium, 3 hard.
#8 (so hard): What are the first four numbers of a Fibonacci series?
Answer given: 0, 1, 1, 2
Commentary: Starting with 0 is interesting, because if we go back to rabbits, that would make having more rabbits difficult.
Also: it said a Fibonacci series. Interesting. Then there’s no specific answer, right? How about 1, 4, 5, 9, 14…?
Finally: whoops: it’s not a series, it’s a sequence.
After that bad start, it’s refreshing to see #9:
#9: In trigonometry, what is calculated by the adjacent over the hypotenuse?
Answer given: cosine. Well played.
It’d be nice for the problem to be given a little more context, but they don’t have much space.
Happy Saturday!
Thanks, David...
