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December 16, 2014

The Final Wager – Tue 16 Dec 2014

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Tonight’s episode includes a primer on geography.The Final Wager – December 16, 2014

Here are our scores heading into Final:

Alysha Rooks Jean Parker Josh Vittor
11,400 3,800 400

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

SOUTH AMERICA

The calculator – and the person operating it – is very happy tonight.

First-order calculations

Second doubles up

If Jean doubles her score, she’ll have 7,600. That means Rooks has it locked up; she can wager up to 3,800.

Third doubles up

A successful doubling will put Josh at 800. To stay above him, Jean can wager at most 3,000.

What actually happened

Here’s how you keep the three Guyanas straight: they go, from west to east, B-D-F in alphabetical order: British-Dutch-French.

British Guyana dropped the “British” from its name, and Dutch, the middle of the Sandwich, changed its name to Suriname. (French Guiana is an overseas territory of France.)

South America Guyana

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SOUTH AMERICA

IN 2004 THE DOLLAR REPLACED THE GUILDER AS THE MONETARY UNIT OF THIS COUNTRY

Correct response: Show

 

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