## Tuesday, August 24, 2010

### Trivial Tuesday - are you smarter than a sixth grader?

First, I would like to give a great big shout-out to @mrsnotouching, who is my 100th follower; thanks!! We traded favors, lol. You'll have to ask her ... ;)

I thought we would do something fun (at least to me) today. Trivia!! Before you click and run, I got this question from www.schoolfamily.com; it is from the sixth grade curriculum. Easy peasy, no? OK, here is the question:

If triangle ABC is similar to triangle DEF, what is the length of side EF?

1. 12 inches
2. 4 inches
3. 2 inches
4. 1 inches

What do you think? This is the honor system; no cheating :). Please leave your answer in the comments; I will post the answer this evening. Argh, the suspense!!!

Are you smarter than a 6th grader?

1. Okay, Tammy...I give; I was never a math whiz! LOL, but I will give it a go and say 2".
This is a great idea by the way, having this kind of thing on your blog.
Hope you are doing well!

Lisa

2. Oh, man. I hope I got it right, but something tells me I didn't. I suck at math.

3. I'm going with C. 2"

4. Kat ~ you didn't leave an answer!!

5. Lisa ~ thanks for the feedback; trying to keep it interesting!

Jill ~ Pop back tonight to see the answer!!

6. Oh...duh. I thought I clicked on "c" (2")

7. I am going with 2

8. Isn't it 4"? It says right on there that it is 4" from E to F

9. LOL! I haven't got a clue! I was always crummy at math! I can figure 50% off the markdown price in my head. What more do I need to know???? :)

10. Well, after blowing up the image so that I could see A to B was 8 and D to E was 4, I reread the question. It said similar, not exact and not 1/2...just similar. I guess I am used to everyone trying to trick me with answers instead of it being like Calculus class. So my logic is that 1/2 of A to B's 8 is 4, so if I do 1/2 of D to E's 4, then the answer will be 2.