Mathalicious: Wheel of Fortune

In the popular game show Wheel of Fortune, contestants spin a wheel and make money based on where it lands; the higher the dollar amount, the more they can make.

If contestants land on Bankrupt, though, they lose everything. So how often should the wheel land on each amount…and is it possible that the show is rigged?

In this lesson, students use percents and probabilities to explore whether the show is legit, or whether there might be something shady going on!


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