Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The NATO Phonetic Alphabet) for Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 193):
This discovery of November 8, 1895 by a German physicist represents a letter in the NATO phonetic alphabet
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Erin Garratt, an education policy analyst from Washington, D.C.
|Jonathan Greenstein, a high school social studies teacher from Mount Laurel, New Jersey
|Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois (2-day total: $71,401)
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Correct response: What are X-rays?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The letter “X” in the NATO phonetic alphabet is “Xray”; X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. As they were unknown at the time, Röntgen called them “X”; the name stuck, though they are called Röntgen rays in many languages.
The radiological and medical applications were almost immediately realized when Röntgen took X-rays of his wife’s hand. Röntgen won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for the discovery.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jonathan -$2,600 (by rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Erin $12,800 – $12,800 = $0 (What is uranium?)
Emma $24,400 + $1,201 = $25,601 (3-day total: $97,002)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) VANS $1000 (25th pick)
Erin 2000 -2000 (Emma 7400 Jonathan 800)
2) DICTATORS & TYRANTS $1200 (1st pick)
Jonathan 1000 +2000 (Emma 7800 Erin 1200)
3) BUILDINGS $800 (22nd pick, $4,000 left on board)
Emma 19800 +3000 (Erin 10800 Jonathan -2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 15
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: DICTATORS & TYRANTS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $400
Emma $22,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Erin $14,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts
Jonathan -$3,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $33,600
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,200
Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
87 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
42.01% in first on buzzer (71/169)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,600
Emma Boettcher, to win:
4 games: 83.108%
Avg. streak: 7.920 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 67 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.3472 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1764).
An average of 3.9719 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4045).
An early cutoff took place 0.565% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Emma Boettcher qualified 81.083% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 79.008% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 48.841% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 16.144% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 1.649% of the time.
- For the second game in a row, Emma started by running the first category.
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