Talk:Power of 10 (U.S. game show)

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Power of 10 / Power of Ten[edit]

There is also an article titled Power of Ten, about the same game show. The CBS website has "Power of 10" as the official title of the game. Should the other article be incorporated into this one, and a redirect put on the other page? Lauracs 02:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to Woohookitty for doing this. Lauracs 15:55, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

The Premise of the Show is Wrong[edit]

The premise of the entire show is wrong ... the title is based on the fact that "the prize money is going to increase by the power of 10". The prize values aren't increasing by the power of ten, but being multiplied by ten. Shouldn't this be included in the article? Lutherjw 03:58, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

The show's premise seems OK to me. The prize amounts are all powers of 10: 1000, 10000, 100000, 1000000 and 10000000. In what way is the premise "wrong"? Chaz Beckett 11:57, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
A quote from the first episode: "Starting with the $1000 question, every time you get a question right the dollar values are going to increase by the power of ten, all the way up to ten million dollars." If they increased by the power of ten each time, the second prize would be huge; much more than 10 million dollars. 65.162.59.80 14:31, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
This seems rather like semantic nitpicking, since Drew Carey obviously isn't a mathematician. The values are increasing each time to the next power of 10 (10^3 -> 10^4 -> 10^5...), which is what just about anyone would expect. Maybe this isn't precisely what Carey stated, but I think this is too trivial to mention in the article. Chaz Beckett 16:05, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree, it's extremely nitpicky to mention it. If this was PlanetMath, it would absolutely make sense to mention it there. Cromulent Kwyjibo 22:15, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I think the drop from $1,000 to $100 needs proof.[edit]

I have watched the Power of 10 as many times as I was at home. I haven't seen a contestant miss on the $10,000 question yet. Did a contestant miss at this level on any of the four shows? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 154.5.181.164 (talk) 01:52, August 28, 2007 (UTC)

if you miss the $10,000 question you leave with noting (this has happened), good thing the article has already been changed. --Ray andrew 00:58, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Really? Don't they at least give the contestant some crappy consolation gift? I've only watched this show a couple of times, so I don't know. Cromulent Kwyjibo 17:18, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
I was a bit confused too. If you go by the rules of "dropping by a power of 10," then it would only make sense to give $100 to someone who misses the $10,000 question. In addition, if you miss the $10k and get nothing, it would be like missing the $1k question. You should get something for getting the first question right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.230.26.182 (talk) 00:17, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Power-ten.JPG[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Can we have a disabiguation link to prefixes of the powers of ten? ie tera, exa, mega, etc? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.107.128.237 (talk) 21:18, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

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