My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show "Who wants to be a millionaire?" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Wants_to_Be_a_Millionaire). You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it extensively.
Here is what Jamal told us about his 100 Euro question:
At the beginning I was quite nervous. My hands were sweaty and sticky. After some polite chatting with Prem Kumar, the music started and the lights were turned down so that I could not see anyone in the room but Prem. I stared at his lips. The show began.
Prem slowly read the question and each of the four answers in that famous, deep, fascinating voice of his. Since this was the first question, it seemed pretty easy. The answers were four consecutive integers in increasing order. My first quick thought was to pick answer B, but then I suddenly remembered the last time I bought some doughnuts and chose answer C instead.
What was the 100 Euro question?
What where the four possible answers A, B, C, D?