Hey bro! I took the test and placed like 20th haha, but after reading the nats training packet your test included a lot of multistep ones with large exponente and looked very official with appropriate space for each question. I didn't do well, but it was a fun experienceBest event (had a blast proctoring this at MIT last year)!
To start, try looking at something like http://www.fermiquestions.com/play to get a feel for the event, and just try to memorize some common values like the diameter of the sun, earth, moon, etc, and make sure to have surface area and volume of a sphere down to compute stuff (70% of earth's surface is water, etc)Interested in Fermi, but since I have no idea about the magnitudes of anything, it seems really impossibly hard to me.
Yeah, I have looked at it, and I'm surprisingly okay at it. I mean, I am really inconsistent (either I'm off by 1-2 degrees of magnitude, or I'm off by 7+), so I guess trying out for Fermi wouldn't be the worst idea. Although, without the slider, even GUESSING an answer completely will be much harder...To start, try looking at something like http://www.fermiquestions.com/play to get a feel for the event, and just try to memorize some common values like the diameter of the sun, earth, moon, etc, and make sure to have surface area and volume of a sphere down to compute stuff (70% of earth's surface is water, etc)Interested in Fermi, but since I have no idea about the magnitudes of anything, it seems really impossibly hard to me.
Try estimating log base 4 of 10 - it's just a bit more than 1.5 (4^1.5=8), so try about 1.7Yeah, I have looked at it, and I'm surprisingly okay at it. I mean, I am really inconsistent (either I'm off by 1-2 degrees of magnitude, or I'm off by 7+), so I guess trying out for Fermi wouldn't be the worst idea. Although, without the slider, even GUESSING an answer completely will be much harder...To start, try looking at something like http://www.fermiquestions.com/play to get a feel for the event, and just try to memorize some common values like the diameter of the sun, earth, moon, etc, and make sure to have surface area and volume of a sphere down to compute stuff (70% of earth's surface is water, etc)Interested in Fermi, but since I have no idea about the magnitudes of anything, it seems really impossibly hard to me.
Anyway, how would you tackle some of the computational ones? I managed to get within one degree of the actual answer, but I tried again for and was off by about 6 degrees...
Hi!Hello SciOly Community
This will be my first year doing Fermi Questions, and I have no clue how I'm meant to study/practice for it.
I went to the link provided earlier in this thread (http://www.fermiquestions.com/play), however, it seems that the website needs to be renewed.
Do you guys have any idea what I should use to study?
Thanks in advance!
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