Fermi Questions C

bryan,boyd
Member
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: October 28th, 2018, 3:38 pm

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?
2018 Events: Fermi Questions, Game On, Helicopters, Mousetrap Vehicle, Write It Do It, Duct Tape Challenge
2019 Events: Fermi Questions, Circuit Lab, Sounds of Music, Wright Stuff

User avatar
Unome
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4040
Joined: January 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Division: Grad
State: GA
Location: somewhere in the sciolyverse

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.
Userpage
Chattahoochee High School Class of 2018
Georgia Tech Class of 2022

Opinions expressed on this site are not official; the only place for official rules changes and FAQs is soinc.org.

User avatar
FourtyOne
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: February 13th, 2018, 9:28 pm
State: -

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

will0416
Member
Member
Posts: 12
Joined: February 18th, 2019, 7:43 am
Division: C
State: OH

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.
Mason ‘22
2019 Nats:
Code - 4
Mission - 4

xiangyu
Member
Member
Posts: 36
Joined: April 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Division: C
State: MI

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?
2019 Events:

State/Reg

Fermi Questions: 4/6
Wright Stuff: 12/12
Mousetrap Vehicle: 19/10
Mission Possible: --/12
Boomilever: 21/20
Dynamic Planet: 19/7

East Grand Rapids High School, Michigan

User avatar
Name
Member
Member
Posts: 275
Joined: January 21st, 2018, 4:41 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: Syosset

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.
South Woods MS (5 medals)/Syosset HS (24 medals)
Favorite Past Events: Microbe, Invasive, Matsci, Fermi
Next Year: Astro, Code, hopefully Orni, and maybe Compound
2018-19 highlights
mit- 1st code, 3rd fermi
cornell- 1st fermi
states- 1st fermi, 3rd astro, 3rd code
19 medals

User avatar
Unome
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4040
Joined: January 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Division: Grad
State: GA
Location: somewhere in the sciolyverse

Re: Fermi Questions C

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

Name wrote:
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.
Userpage
Chattahoochee High School Class of 2018
Georgia Tech Class of 2022

Opinions expressed on this site are not official; the only place for official rules changes and FAQs is soinc.org.

xiangyu
Member
Member
Posts: 36
Joined: April 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Division: C
State: MI

Re: Fermi Questions C

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

Sounds good, thanks, everyone.
2019 Events:

State/Reg

Fermi Questions: 4/6
Wright Stuff: 12/12
Mousetrap Vehicle: 19/10
Mission Possible: --/12
Boomilever: 21/20
Dynamic Planet: 19/7

East Grand Rapids High School, Michigan

User avatar
Name
Member
Member
Posts: 275
Joined: January 21st, 2018, 4:41 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: Syosset

Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Name » May 2nd, 2019, 3:49 am

MoniqueCordon wrote:My reason for loving physics is different from most. Many of the people who answered here, as well as people that I talk to, say they love it because it explains so many phenomena. In college, I do basketball and read some interesting blogs about basketball. I combine study and sports, because I order my dissertation on Fermi questions here [spam link removed] not for the first time. If someone also enjoys sports in college, then write. Here is an example: So how do I get the diameter of the Earth.

1. the formula for a circle is 2 pi r, right? where r is the radius and pi is about 3
2. so 24000 mi = 2 x 3 x r = 6 x r

3. therefore 24000 mi / 6 = r = 4000 mi

4. the diameter of the earth is 2 x r = 8000 mi, where the diameter is 2 times the radius

5. 1 mi = 1.6 km so 8000 mi x 1.6 km/mi = 12800 km

(the correct answer is ~12742 km)


Did bots just get smarter?
South Woods MS (5 medals)/Syosset HS (24 medals)
Favorite Past Events: Microbe, Invasive, Matsci, Fermi
Next Year: Astro, Code, hopefully Orni, and maybe Compound
2018-19 highlights
mit- 1st code, 3rd fermi
cornell- 1st fermi
states- 1st fermi, 3rd astro, 3rd code
19 medals

User avatar
jimmy-bond
Member
Member
Posts: 311
Joined: January 8th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Division: C
State: HI
Location: On Earth, I think

Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby jimmy-bond » May 2nd, 2019, 8:56 am

Name wrote:
MoniqueCordon wrote:My reason for loving physics is different from most. Many of the people who answered here, as well as people that I talk to, say they love it because it explains so many phenomena. In college, I do basketball and read some interesting blogs about basketball. I combine study and sports, because I order my dissertation on Fermi questions here [spam link removed] not for the first time. If someone also enjoys sports in college, then write. Here is an example: So how do I get the diameter of the Earth.

1. the formula for a circle is 2 pi r, right? where r is the radius and pi is about 3
2. so 24000 mi = 2 x 3 x r = 6 x r

3. therefore 24000 mi / 6 = r = 4000 mi

4. the diameter of the earth is 2 x r = 8000 mi, where the diameter is 2 times the radius

5. 1 mi = 1.6 km so 8000 mi x 1.6 km/mi = 12800 km

(the correct answer is ~12742 km)


Did bots just get smarter?

BRUH this bot is better at Fermi than I am.
If life gives you melons, you're dyslexic.

Why can't dinosaurs ski? Because they're dead.

Season's over, I can sleep now.

2019 Nats
Code Busters(16), DD(40), FQ(39), Forensics(36), WQ(27)

2018 Nats
CriB(26), DP (11), FF(1), MM(14), P&P(6)

2017 Nats
CriB(36), DD(35), FF(2), MM(20)

User avatar
John Richardsim
WikiMod
WikiMod
Posts: 730
Joined: February 26th, 2014, 10:54 am
Division: Grad
State: MI
Location: Robinson Twp.

Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby John Richardsim » May 2nd, 2019, 9:43 am

jimmy-bond wrote:
Name wrote:
MoniqueCordon wrote:My reason for loving physics is different from most. Many of the people who answered here, as well as people that I talk to, say they love it because it explains so many phenomena. In college, I do basketball and read some interesting blogs about basketball. I combine study and sports, because I order my dissertation on Fermi questions here [spam link removed] not for the first time. If someone also enjoys sports in college, then write. Here is an example: So how do I get the diameter of the Earth.

1. the formula for a circle is 2 pi r, right? where r is the radius and pi is about 3
2. so 24000 mi = 2 x 3 x r = 6 x r

3. therefore 24000 mi / 6 = r = 4000 mi

4. the diameter of the earth is 2 x r = 8000 mi, where the diameter is 2 times the radius

5. 1 mi = 1.6 km so 8000 mi x 1.6 km/mi = 12800 km

(the correct answer is ~12742 km)


Did bots just get smarter?

BRUH this bot is better at Fermi than I am.

You sure? It didn't put its answer in Fermi Answer form. You just wait, it's going to get dead last at nationals.
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1473
Joined: January 18th, 2015, 7:42 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 25th, 2019, 6:23 pm

I dunno if anyone's seen this but https://andrechek.com/projects/fermi

User avatar
reddragon644
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: November 5th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Division: C
State: FL

Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby reddragon644 » June 24th, 2019, 3:46 pm

If only I had seen that earlier... seems fun lol.
Orlando Science Schools '22
2019 Events: Protein Modeling, Circuit Lab, Fermi Questions (Sounds of Music, Mission Possible)
Centerville/Regionals/States
* = not participated
Protein Modeling: 20/1/16
Circuit Lab: 20/10/12
Fermi Questions: 5/2/5
Sounds of Music: */*/15
Mission Possible: */4/*


Return to “Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests