Final Jeopardy: Numbers
The Final Jeopardy question (3/17/2015), in the category “Numbers” was:
This 2-digit number is the smallest prime number whose digits are both themselves prime numbers.
Current champ Kristin Sausville has a 4-day total of $81,002. Today she is up against these new players: Colin Gleeson, from Chicago, IL; and Irene Brockman, from Cambridge, MA.
Round 1: Colin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Venerable Brands” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $6,000, $1,400 ahead of Kristin in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
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Colin finished in the lead with $14,400. Kristin was second with $7,200 and Irene was last with $600.
Round 2: Irene found the first Daily Double in “Shakespeare’s Comedies” under the $800 clue. She was in third place with $1,800, $15,800 less than Colin’s lead. She bet the $2,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
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Colin found the last Daily Double in “The Salem Witch Trials” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $21,200, he had $10,400 more than Kristin in second place. He bet $5,800 and did not know. He got out a guess with demon right after the buzzer went off, but that was WRONG anyway.
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Colin finished in the lead with $19,000. Kristin was next with $12,800 and Irene was in third place with $1,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
A prime number can be divided evenly only by 1 or itself, and must be a whole number greater than 1. That was all you had to know to figure this one out. Math is Fun.com has a page showing all the prime numbers up to 1,000 and a calculator that will show you if any number up to 4,294,967,295 is a prime number.
Irene got it right. She doubled her money to finish with $3,600.
Kristin also got it right after crossing out the number 11. She bet $399 and finished with $13,199.
Colin wrote down 11. He lost his $6,601 bet so he ended up in second place with $12,399. And that made Kristin a 5x champ with $94,201.
During the chat, Kristin talked about the podcast she hosts from her home about the TV show “Survivor” where they discuss their picks for the series’ legends. She said her all-time favorite is Sandra.
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