Posted by marcus on .
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?

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Ms. Sue,
4th question: 64,000 / 2 = 32,000
3rd question: 32,000 / 2 = ?
2nd question: ?
1st question: ? 
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Marcus,
2nd $1600
1st $800 
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Ms. Sue,
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. 
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Marcus,
2nd 16,000
1st 8,000 
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Ms. Sue,
No.
The third question is $16,000.
What are the second and first questions worth? 
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Marcus,
2nd 8000
1st 4000 
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Ms. Sue,
Yay! You've got it. You're right.

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Marcus,
thank you

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Ms. Sue,
You're welcome.