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Game Show Riddle

The Task:
Solve the following problem in ESSAY form. The essay should answer the following questions:
1- How did you get your answer?
2- What steps did you take?
3- Where did you begin? Why did you do what you did? and
4- Explain in detail the answer to the problem?

The Problem:
What is the maximum amount of money a person can make in ONE game of the classic game show Jeopardy? What is the most they can lose as well?

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I've included my answers and thinking process. You should be able to use this information to write your essay.

I went to answers.com and read about the show Jeopardy. There are two rounds in each game. The current values for the clues are:

round 1: $200, $400, $600, $800, $1000 (6 categories; 1 daily double)
round 2: $400, $800, $1200, $1600, $2000 (6 categories; 2 daily doubles)

(1) What is the maximum amount of money a person can make in ONE game of the classic game show Jeopardy?

Let's see what would happen in each round.

Let's say that you answered all the questions ...

$2.19