Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?  

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Shmoop Questions: 

1. Which of the following is not necessary to test whether vinegar is an acid or a base? 5th Grade Science 

A) A pH scale
B) Blue litmus paper
C) Lodestone
D) Red litmus paper

 


 

2. What is 2.34343434…as a fraction? 8th Grade Math 

 

 


   

3.Maternal nutrition is very important to a baby's development. Which vitamin is linked to healthy brain development? AP Psychology Semester B

 

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Economics 101

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What does measuring "willingness to pay" help us do?

 
 

Shmoop Answers: 

1. Which of the following is not necessary to test whether vinegar is an acid or a base? 5th Grade Science 

A) A pH scale
B) Blue litmus paper
C) Lodestone
D) Red litmus paper

Answer: C)Lodestones. Naturally occurring magnets which are used to test whether certain objects are magnetic or not

 


 

2. What is 2.34343434…as a fraction? 8th Grade Math 

 

Answer: C) 232/99. We begin by setting up an equation such as x = 2.34343434… We can then use what we know about equations to write an equivalent equation 100x = 234.343434…We can then stack these two equations on top of each other and solve simultaneously. When we subtract x from 100x we get 99x. When we subtract 2.343434… from 234.343434… we get 232. We now have 99x = 232. The last step is to divide both sides by 99 and we get= 232/99.

 


   

3.Maternal nutrition is very important to a baby's development. Which vitamin is linked to healthy brain development? AP Psychology Semester B

 

 

Answer: D) Folic acid. Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables like spinach (so that's why Popeye was so smart), and plays a role in brain development.


 

4. Bonus College Question — Economics 101

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®, which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

What does measuring "willingness to pay" help us do?

 
Answer: D) Assign a dollar value to non-monetary incentives. 

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