Fermi Questions C

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby bryan,boyd » March 17th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Hey, does anyone know what event will be replacing Fermi Questions for the upcoming 2019-20 season?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Unome » March 17th, 2019, 1:39 pm

bryan,boyd wrote:Hey, does anyone know what event will be replacing Fermi Questions for the upcoming 2019-20 season?

Hard to say with Inquiry events, the rotation doesn't often seem to be known more than a year or two in advance. I think a programming-based event is most likely, of which there are a number of options.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby FourtyOne » March 26th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Anyone know if fermi is switching out next year cuz I'm absolute pigeon at it

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby will0416 » March 26th, 2019, 6:39 pm

FourtyOne wrote:Anyone know if fermi is switching out next year cuz I'm absolute pigeon at it

FQ will not be an event next year.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby xiangyu » April 6th, 2019, 8:58 pm

What is a good way to practice? My partner and I have been looking at practice tests from invitations and doing fermi questions that way, how do other teams that do well prepare?

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Name » April 6th, 2019, 10:42 pm

xiangyu wrote:What is a good way to practice? My partner and I have been looking at practice tests from invitations and doing fermi questions that way, how do other teams that do well prepare?

My strategy is just take more tests. Just keep taking them. Take as many as you can. That's basically it lol. I think this is the only real way to practice for Fermi, I've never found any other way to.

Note questions you didn't get full credit on in the test (or even questions you did but weren't sure on), google the formulas, facts or whatever else you need to solve the question, and figure out how to do the question correctly. Try and memorize every value you used (unless it's completely irrelevant, that's your call, but sometimes even seemingly completely irrelevant facts can show up). Writing down the facts somewhere would probably help although I usually never did that.

Don't stop taking tests. If you think you know everything, there's always more facts to memorize.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Unome » April 7th, 2019, 8:37 am

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xiangyu wrote:What is a good way to practice? My partner and I have been looking at practice tests from invitations and doing fermi questions that way, how do other teams that do well prepare?

My strategy is just take more tests. Just keep taking them. Take as many as you can. That's basically it lol. I think this is the only real way to practice for Fermi, I've never found any other way to.

Note questions you didn't get full credit on in the test (or even questions you did but weren't sure on), google the formulas, facts or whatever else you need to solve the question, and figure out how to do the question correctly. Try and memorize every value you used (unless it's completely irrelevant, that's your call, but sometimes even seemingly completely irrelevant facts can show up). Writing down the facts somewhere would probably help although I usually never did that.

Don't stop taking tests. If you think you know everything, there's always more facts to memorize.

This is pretty much exactly what I would recommend.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby xiangyu » April 7th, 2019, 10:26 am

Sounds good, thanks, everyone.


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