Posted by marcus on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 9:02pm.
In a television game show, there are five questions to answer. Each questin is worth twie as much as the previous question. If the last question was worth $64000, what was the first question worth?

math problem  Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 9:06pm
4th question: 64,000 / 2 = 32,000
3rd question: 32,000 / 2 = ?
2nd question: ?
1st question: ?

math problem  Marcus, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:10pm
2nd $1600
1st $800

math problem  Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:15pm
Nope.
The fifth question is worth $64,000.
The fourth question is worth $32,000
For the third question  32,000 divided by 2 is not 1600.

math problem  Marcus, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:17pm
2nd 16,000
1st 8,000

math problem  Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:26pm
No.
The third question is $16,000.
What are the second and first questions worth?

math problem  Marcus, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:30pm
2nd 8000
1st 4000

math problem  Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:31pm
Yay! You've got it. You're right.

math problem  Marcus, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:33pm
thank you

math problem  Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:40pm
You're welcome.
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