Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

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AIRED ON 9/18/2009

Season 3 : Episode 27

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Ordinary adults must try their luck at a series of questions targeted at the fifth-grade level. The adults will be asked questions from elementary school textbooks. There are five children as classmates that can help the adults through out the process. The contestants have the opportunity to answer 10 subject questions for 500,000 and one additional question to win a million dollars.

The adults have three cheats that they can use during the game Peek, Copy and Save. Peek is where the contestant looks at the child's answer and decides whether or not they want to use it. Copy is where they must use the child's answer. Save is used when the contestant guesses wrong and the child guesses right and therefore saves the contestant. All helps are only available once through out the game. The contestant is not allowed to use any helps on the million dollar question. Each child is only available for a maximum of 2 questions in a row.

Contestant can drop out at any time through out the game and leave with the money they have won. They must look into the camera and state, " I am not smarter than a fifth grader."

The program is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy and is produced by Mark Burnett.moreless
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  • 5th Grade Teacher Contestant

    10
    Just finished watching the episode with the 5th Grade teacher as the contestant - her daughter was also one of the students. Seriously - I would be ashamed to call myself a a teacher if I were her. It was embarrassing to watch. She wasn't able to answer but 2 of the questions on her own. If she is any indication to what our school system is putting out there as teachers - well, we are in bad shape! Tsk . . . Tsk . . . Tsk!moreless
  • Answer to a question during commercial break was wrong.

    4.5
    The question was "How many gallons of milk does it take to make a gallon of ice cream?" The answer gave was 12. If you were asking how many pounds, it would be correct. a gallon of milk weighs 8.6 lbs. So, that would be approx. 1.4 gallons to make 1 gallon of ice cream.
  • RE:WRONG WAY TO FIGURE THE ANSWER !!!

    10
    by the way your method is incorrect. enter in 18 divided by 10% on any reg calculator and it gives you 10. The correct way to solve the question mathematically with out using the process of elimination (what the show used) is by using a algebraic method of cross multiplication and solving for X.

    ie.

    if 18 is what is left over after 10% was spent then 18 is the remainder 90% of the original amount. (just so you can understand were the %'s came from)

    $18=90%, and X=100% solve for X.

    18/X=90/100

    (cross multiply the two sides of the equation)

    18x100=90X

    1800=90X

    1800/90=X

    20=X



    therefor X equals 20. The original amount Johnny had was $20.



    Thought you might want to learn something. Tonawanda-TODD

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  • WRONG WAY TO FIGURE THE ANSWER !!!

    1.0
    ON "ARE U SMARTER THEN A 5TH GRADER", THE QUESTION WAS JOHNNY HAS $18 NOW AND HE SPENT 10% OF THIS MONEY, HOW MUCH MONEY DID JOHNNY HAVE WHEN HE STARTED??

    THE CORRECT ANSWER IS $20, BUT THE WAY YOU SHOWED HOW TO GET THE ANSWER WAS WRONG!!

    $20X10%=$2 AND $20-$2=$18 !! THAT IS CORRECT, BUT THE METHOD IS WRONG !



    WHAT U SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS TAKE $18 AND DIVIDED IT BY 10% AND THAT WOULD EQUAL $20, THAT IS WHAT HE STARTED OUT WITH !! IN UR METHOD, U HAD TO GUESS AT NUMBERS TO COME UP WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT! GOOD LUCK ON THAT ONE!!

    IN THE CORRECT METHOD, THERE WAS NO GUESSING!! IT IS THE ANSWER!! AND IT IS THE CORRECT ORDER OF OPERATION!! LEARN IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME,

    PROFESSOR TODD FISCHER, REAL ESTATE AND CERTIFIED GENERAL APPRAISAL INSTRUCTOR IN BRANDON, FLORIDA 33511moreless
  • Leap Year....

    9.0
    They're talking about leap years and Jeff just said "30 days has September, April, May, and November" that's not right... "30 days has September, April, JUNE, and November." Should Jeff play "Are you smarter than the contestants?" jk
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    Comedy, Reality

    Themes

    goodie two shoes, bad parenting, grown up kids, children in adult situations, educational goals