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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Skink » March 13th, 2017, 7:36 pm

if two teams got every single point (750) what would be the tiebreaker?
Supervisors won't design their tables permitting this outcome because the only solutions are bad ones.

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » March 13th, 2017, 9:07 pm

if two teams got every single point (750) what would be the tiebreaker?
Supervisors won't design their tables permitting this outcome because the only solutions are bad ones.
hypothetically if this were to occur then the manual offers no rules on a tiebreaker
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Skink » March 14th, 2017, 5:37 pm

That's my point. There can't be ties, so they'll conjure up a way to break them really quickly. None of the ways I can think of to do that are good.

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » March 15th, 2017, 6:51 am

That's my point. There can't be ties, so they'll conjure up a way to break them really quickly. None of the ways I can think of to do that are good.
Maybe they would use a (very difficult) tiebreaker?
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Unome » March 15th, 2017, 8:14 am

That's my point. There can't be ties, so they'll conjure up a way to break them really quickly. None of the ways I can think of to do that are good.
Maybe they would use a (very difficult) tiebreaker?
Stuff I can think of off the top of my head, in order of how much it makes sense:
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Scientific Dragon » March 19th, 2017, 5:25 am

I have found a good program for memorization called anki. The url is at https://apps.ankiweb.net/. You could make the front category letter and the back the answer. For example, the front of the card could be "scientific name a" and the back "Marie Curie."

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby gillio » March 27th, 2017, 4:00 pm

One of the categories at my regional competition was bacteria types. I'm trying to look it up but bacteria can be classified by different means. Anybody have any idea what the administrator might be asking for? :?
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Anomaly » March 30th, 2017, 5:54 pm

One of the categories at my regional competition was bacteria types. I'm trying to look it up but bacteria can be classified by different means. Anybody have any idea what the administrator might be asking for? :?
I had gotten Bacteria Types at my regionals as well, though i didn't really know what it meant, so i just put some stuff down and hoped for the best (got 2nd though)
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » March 30th, 2017, 6:53 pm

One of the categories at my regional competition was bacteria types. I'm trying to look it up but bacteria can be classified by different means. Anybody have any idea what the administrator might be asking for? :?
I had gotten Bacteria Types at my regionals as well, though i didn't really know what it meant, so i just put some stuff down and hoped for the best (got 2nd though)
I'd say theyr'e probably looking for bacteria morphologies
http://classes.midlandstech.edu/carterp ... cture2.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial ... rphologies
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby fast__facts » March 31st, 2017, 3:47 pm

Anybody know what state/nationals tests will be like? There doesn't seem to be any super reasonable yet difficult categories, anybody have ideas?

Like I think I heard Fast Facts will try and select categories related to aspects of ALL the other events, so like from building events would they be like: alloys, or hovercraft materials, etc.?

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