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time as we go into the wild. [ ? ] >> announcer: it is time for krgv channel 5's masterminds. a program geared towards valley high school academics. with your host tim smith. today weslaco east high school and edinburgh north high school match wits in their quest to become this year's masterminds champions. >> hey everybody. welcome to masterminds. round two competion today with edinburgh north and weslaco east. let's get right to it with our quick start questions. hands on your buzzers. in a family with three children what is the probability there are more boys than girls. edinburgh north. >> 67%. >> no. weslaco east? all right. isaiah. >> 50%. >> yes. it is one in two so yes. spell acquittal. edinburgh north danny (a) (c) (c) (q) (u) (i) it? >> (a) (l). >> no. >> (a) (c) (q) (u) (i) it? >> (a) (l). >> no, (a) (c) (q) (u) (i) it? >> it? >> (a) (l). >> kyaw dradic equations solve for x. 2x squared mr. speaker 11x plus 15 equals zero. time is up. x equals -3 and x equals 5/2. what is with the capital of spain. >> madrid. >> a fly's compound eye has multiple lenses called what. like the surfaces of a cut gem. >> faces? north. >> surfaces? >> no, facets. >> faces with a "t. >> in the old man in the sea the title character takes his skiff far out into what current? west-east isaiah. >> the north atlantic? >> north. edinburgh north anybody? >> it is the gulf stream. in the house what person is second in power to the speaker of the house? that's weslaco east, isaiah. >> the senate majority leader. >> yes. >> what african capital has long been known as the city of a thousand minarets. weslaco east. >> timbuktu? >> cairo. > yes. >> though traditionally associated with the south the first u.s. mill to process this crop opened in rhode island in 1790. >> cotton. >> that's right. simon bolivar was born in venezuela and died in this country on venezuela's western border. >> colombia. >> that's correct. >> after our quick start weslaco east off to a quick lead 40-20 over edinburgh north. >> let's meet our judges from the university of texas rio grande valley. dr. megan birk associate professor of history. graduate coordinator in the college of liberal arts and dr. noreen rivera assistant professor in the departments of literature and cultural studies. give our judges a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you. appreciate you being here week in and week out. before we get to hot topics. let's meet the team from weslaco east. >> i'm rebecca cruz. i'm a senior. i'm president and science national honors society. >> terrific. glad to have you here. >> my name is isaiah maldonado and this is my third and final year as captain for our team. >> welcome. >> my name is crocio limon. >> time for current events. here we go. who won the album of the year at the 2017 grammy awards and name the album. > adele 25. >> a united airlines pilot got kicked off a flight after she did what? time is up. she came aboard the plane not in uniform. kind of a weird thing. they took her off the plane. >> what did the japan's prime minister recently call abs on the subject president trump said the united states of america stands behind japan it's great alley 100%. >> south korea's test firing of a ballistic missile. >> let's meet the team from edinburgh north. >> >> i'm taylor molina and member of the current events and social studies term. >> i'm danny mora the iv. i'm part of the national honors society. i participate in rtc and the row recipient of a four-year scholarship. >> i'm cesar amaro. >> time for your hot topics. three questions. current events. here we go. canada's prime minister made his first visit to washington under the trump presidency. what's the prime minister's name. >> justin trudeau. >> correct. an estimated 20,000 people staged a march through what country's capital city demanding respect for their country and its migrants in the face of perceived hostility from the administration of u.s. president trump. >> mexico. >> vice-president mike pence had to cast the historic tie-breaking vote to confirm which of president trump's cabinet nominations. >> betsy de vos. > correct. got a tight game going on. we'll come back and meet the teacher coordinators and quick pix and grab bag. all




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