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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » November 3rd, 2008, 10:19 pm

no I've never been in a competition with dividers but the event supervisors are pretty good at spotting people cheating because to look at data and urls on someone else's screen you REALLY have to look and that would be down right obvious ;)
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Re: Compute This

Postby eyeball138 » November 4th, 2008, 3:52 am

You're right, why didn't I think of that? Thanks :D
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2008
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Re: Compute This

Postby i brk a lot of eggs » November 4th, 2008, 3:20 pm

dudeincolorado wrote:well the site this year is usgs.org you have to post the answer AND the sepcific site so like 7 usgs.org/random/page

ooo try this onehow many people and states have a significant risk of earthquakes

75 million in 39 states but I guess i have to graph it too in competition "sigh" :(
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Re: Compute This

Postby eyeball138 » November 4th, 2008, 3:46 pm

What did you search to find that? I just want a better idea on how to find information so quickly for this event.
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2007
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2008
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2009
Regionals- 2nd
States- 4th

2010
Regionals- 1st
States- 2nd
Nationals- 19th

C Division...

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Re: Compute This

Postby i brk a lot of eggs » November 4th, 2008, 3:54 pm

eyeball138 wrote:What did you search to find that? I just want a better idea on how to find information so quickly for this event.

#1 Go to Google.
#2Search USGS.gov
#3 Click on the first answer That appears. It is USGS home or something.
#4 I personally used the search box on the site. it's powered by Google.
#5 Type in (earthquake risk AND how many states And population)
#6 Scroll down and click on the result that has your answer in the first paragraph.
No magic. Not difficult. Try this one. How many volcanoes per square mile are there in Hawaii?
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » November 4th, 2008, 10:59 pm

can you make websites this year that was helpful when i did it (3 years ago)

to find information i always did this (in order)
1) check if its on my website
2) google ADVANCE SEARCH (top 5 at most)
3) skip and move on
4) go back and try a domain search
5) go through the site....

the key to this event is knowing on how to find specific information FAST (this is why i like using advance search on google)
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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » November 6th, 2008, 5:14 pm

thats a good process

i always checked my site first then i would move on to advanced google search and searching the domain that we were looking under, if i couldn't find it i would move on
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » November 9th, 2008, 12:12 am

yeah for some reason i just REALLY hated domain searches i don't know why but the just annoy me to no end
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Re: Compute This

Postby Pleiades » November 14th, 2008, 3:25 pm

i brk a lot of eggs wrote:
dudeincolorado wrote:well the site this year is usgs.org you have to post the answer AND the sepcific site so like 7 usgs.org/random/page

ooo try this onehow many people and states have a significant risk of earthquakes

75 million in 39 states but I guess i have to graph it too in competition "sigh" :(

you would have to graph that? do you have go graph the answer to all questions or only certain ones? If you do have to graph that then how would you do that? Like what information would you put where and what type of graph

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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » November 14th, 2008, 8:29 pm

you have to graph anything that they tell you to graph, you probably will only have to make one or two graphs
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Re: Compute This

Postby glaed » November 16th, 2008, 2:39 pm

Hi me and my partner are doing this event for the first time... ive read everything posted already and was wondering if there were more tips?? :?:

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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » November 16th, 2008, 5:24 pm

know how to use excel and internet explorer on both xp and vista
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Re: Compute This

Postby eyeball138 » November 16th, 2008, 5:39 pm

Also, know how to use Word and Excel for both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.
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2007
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2008
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2009
Regionals- 2nd
States- 4th

2010
Regionals- 1st
States- 2nd
Nationals- 19th

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Re: Compute This

Postby Loser » November 18th, 2008, 4:47 pm

Uh

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Re: Compute This

Postby 08jakewold08 » November 19th, 2008, 6:33 am

Can you use wikianswers to find the answers to a question?


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