# What are the big numbers in countdown?

## What are the big numbers in countdown?

The contestant in control chooses six of 24 shuffled face-down number tiles, arranged into two groups: 20 “small numbers” (two each of 1 through 10), and four “large numbers” of 25, 50, 75 and 100. Some special episodes replace the large numbers with 12, 37, 62 and 87.

### Is the countdown number round always possible?

There is no target number that it is impossible to make, given the correct numbers. Only one set of number {1,1,2,2,3,3} cannot make any target solution (as it’s not possible to make any three digit number from this set of numbers). If you were unlucky enough to draw these numbers there is nothing you could do.

#### How do you approach a countdown number game?

Most people pick either one or two large numbers and try to multiply a large number by some combination of the small numbers to get in the vicinity of the target. Then they use the rest of the small numbers to fine tune it up or down a bit. This strategy works really well.

**Who won Countdown 2020?**

Heavily affected by filming disruption, first by Rachel Riley’s pregnancy and then by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was won by Luke Johnson-Davies. The series began on 2 January 2020 and was suspended on 1 May due to lockdown restrictions to suppress COVID-19 preventing the recording of any new programmes.

**Is Susie Dent leaving Countdown?**

Has Susie Dent left Countdown? Countdown host Anne Robinson explained in a previous episode: “Sadly we haven’t got Susie with us because she is self isolating, so Rachel (Parris) is doing both jobs”.

## Can you square root in countdown?

Rules: You may only use each card once in your calculation to reach the target number, but you may use as many or few of the seven cards as you like. For example you can take the square root of 64 to get 8 without using a card, but taking the cube root to get 4 would use up a 3.

### How do Points work on Countdown?

Numbers round Points are awarded for the closest solution, and again both contestants score if the solutions are equally close. 10 points are given for an exact answer, 7 points for a non-exact solution up to 5 from the target, and 5 points for a solution between 6 and 10 from the target.

#### What is the highest ever score on Countdown?

The highest ever score is 146, jointly held by Julian Fell, in his semi-final against Danny Hamilton, and Conor Travers, with his victory against Jack Hurst in the 30th Birthday Championship final. Fell’s game is notable for being the only time a contestant has found four nine letter words in a single game.

**How many Countdown episodes are filmed in a day?**

five episodes

They film five episodes a day but you have to change outfits and they are all filmed three months in advance. At the beginning of every episode, Nick Hewer gives an anecdote about a day which is three months later.

**Can you use factorial in countdown?**

To use a factorial, you multiply a number by every positive integer (whole number) before it. Example: Target numer is 9,6,7 = 967. My numbers are J,J,6,8,Q,10,10: in order = 5,5,6,8,8,10,10. My calculation is 6!

## How do you succeed in countdown?

Numbers rounds

- Practice your mental arithmetic. You should be fast enough to try several different methods to reach the target in 30 seconds, in case your first ones aren’t successful.
- Try split multiplication.
- Learn the 75 times table.