A math teacher from Greater Noida recently left Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) host Amitabh Bachchan in utter disbelief after she sought to use her lifeline for a simple question on math. The contestant, Deepika Sharma, teaches math in a private school in Greater Noida.
In the quiz show broadcast on 30 August, Deepika was asked a question for Rs 3,000. The question was, “How many rupees do ten thousand paise make?” She had to choose from four options of 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000. A simple division of 10,000 by 100 would have given her the correct answer of 100. But the contestant from Noida decided to avail one of her lifelines in the form an audience poll.
As it emerged, she was not alone in not knowing the correct answer. 19% of the audience felt the correct answer was 10,000, two percent thought it was 10 and one percent audience answered in favour of 10,000.
No sooner had she answered correctly with the help of the audience poll, Bachchan expressed his disbelief as he reminded the contestant that she ought to have known the answer since she taught math in a school.
The topic soon dominated social media discussions.
KBC contestant Deepika, she is a math teacher in a school in greater noida by profession, she is a tiktok queen too, check the simple question of math & she used lifeline audience poll which can b answered by a normal person in few seconds. Where our education system is going on? pic.twitter.com/LAaIzxxQQn
— CH Kumar Reddy 🇮🇳 (@KumarReddyCH) September 1, 2019
*Middle class version of Alia bhatt and Ananya pandey * pic.twitter.com/OKfrFwsNp6
— Fauxy Hunटरर ♂ (@nickhunterr) August 31, 2019
Meet Deepika Sharma ,
A maths teacher and a Tik Tok star,
who had took a lifeline in this question 😂😂
****2 minutes of silence for her all Students****
— आशू सिंह बिष्ट 🖤 (@Captain_Pahadi) September 1, 2019
— sameer (@sameer76510496) August 30, 2019
Sharma said on the show that she was a popular TikTok star, who made funny videos on the social media platform. Her principal said that she was always carefree knowing that Sharma was taking care of her students.