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2022-09-25 1:52:12 PM  
I missed the first one, though in hind sight it's pretty obvious.  But then that was the point wasn't it?
 
2022-09-25 1:55:52 PM  
I got all three.

I am smart. I make things go.
 
2022-09-25 1:57:28 PM  
X+£1


Yes, we 'Muricans think this test is 'fake numbers.'
 
2022-09-25 2:01:11 PM  
I got all three.

I used the first one in a PD I ran on how to use discussion strategies in Math (I teach ELA).

I've seen variations on the second one. And it's pretty much easy if you just think about it for a moment rather than jumping to a conclusion. Just like the first one.

I've seen variations of the 3rd one.

Does this mean I have a high IQ? No. It means I've read a lot.

Over 127 both times I've been tested. I'm really good with spacial problems. Or at least I used to be.

Still fat.

Still ugly.

Horrible at parties.
 
2022-09-25 2:11:11 PM  
"The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no
 
2022-09-25 2:13:55 PM  

Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no


Right. It's a trick question. We don't really know how much Mother would be willing to sell one of Pence's balls for.
 
2022-09-25 2:19:04 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

Right. It's a trick question. We don't really know how much Mother would be willing to sell one of Pence's balls for.


Doesn't she just give them away.
 
2022-09-25 2:21:13 PM  
I got all three, but in all fairness I knew the first one was a trick question. The second and third ones were pretty easy.

You know what else costs a buck o'five?

Freedom cost a buck o' five
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2022-09-25 2:21:22 PM  

Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no


1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?
 
2022-09-25 2:23:46 PM  

loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?


Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.
 
2022-09-25 2:24:24 PM  

loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?


.05 pence is not 5 pence
 
2022-09-25 2:25:39 PM  
I was a pretty decent algebra student back in my school days, and I continue to use the basics on a regular basis.  I understand the math in question 1, but what I don't get is how $.05+1.05 is a more correct answer than $.10+1.00 based on the way the question is worded.
 
2022-09-25 2:25:43 PM  

Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.


LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.
 
2022-09-25 2:28:42 PM  
Answering all three correctly is not that impressive. 48% of MIT students did, and while they probably aren't dumb dumbs, it's still not that elite of a percentage.
 
2022-09-25 2:30:14 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I was a pretty decent algebra student back in my school days, and I continue to use the basics on a regular basis.  I understand the math in question 1, but what I don't get is how $.05+1.05 is a more correct answer than $.10+1.00 based on the way the question is worded.


It's a dollar MORE. If a ball is ten cents than a dollar MORE is 1.10 not $1. That's only 90 cents more.

/Yes I changed it from pounds.
 
2022-09-25 2:30:37 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I was a pretty decent algebra student back in my school days, and I continue to use the basics on a regular basis.  I understand the math in question 1, but what I don't get is how $.05+1.05 is a more correct answer than $.10+1.00 based on the way the question is worded.


The bat costs a dollar more than the ball, both total 1.10

1.00 + .10 equals 1.10 but 1.00 is only .90 more than .10

1.05 + 0.05 satisfies the equation
 
2022-09-25 2:31:05 PM  
Got all three. The first one I had to math. The other two are just trick questions.
 
2022-09-25 2:32:49 PM  
2/3, whatever that means.
 
2022-09-25 2:32:49 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I was a pretty decent algebra student back in my school days, and I continue to use the basics on a regular basis.  I understand the math in question 1, but what I don't get is how $.05+1.05 is a more correct answer than $.10+1.00 based on the way the question is worded.


shiat.  Shouldn't have had that Sunday bloody mary.  It clicked as I reread what I said. I has a stupid.
 
2022-09-25 2:33:20 PM  

neapoi: Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.

LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.


No he's not.  "0.05 pence" is not "0.05 pounds" (or 5 pence) but rather, it's .0005 pounds, or 1/20th of a pence. The writer of the story misstated it.
 
2022-09-25 2:35:10 PM  

neapoi: Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.

LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.


Let's see... If we say  you are willing to pay one dollar for one hair covered turd (for easy exchange rate)...

One Hair Covered Turd plus 5% of a Hair Covered Turd plus 0.05% of a Hair Covered Turd equals how many Hair Covered Turds?
 
2022-09-25 2:37:36 PM  

Cyberluddite: neapoi: Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.

LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.

No he's not.  "0.05 pence" is not "0.05 pounds" (or 5 pence) but rather, it's .0005 pounds, or 1/20th of a pence. The writer of the story misstated it.


The answer was expressed as 0.05 not 0.05 pence as stated above. Isn't 0.05 five pence? What am I missing?
 
2022-09-25 2:40:05 PM  
Got all three. But to be fair, I have seen variations of all three over the years. The third is a variation of would you take a million dollars, or a penny, doubled every day, for thirty days. I think the 30 day total is over 5 million, IIRC.
 
2022-09-25 2:43:09 PM  
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 3 Questions
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2022-09-25 2:54:01 PM  

loosecruise: Cyberluddite: neapoi: Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.

LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.

No he's not.  "0.05 pence" is not "0.05 pounds" (or 5 pence) but rather, it's .0005 pounds, or 1/20th of a pence. The writer of the story misstated it.

The answer was expressed as 0.05 not 0.05 pence as stated above. Isn't 0.05 five pence? What am I missing?


0.05 pounds is correct.  Or 5 pence.

The answer given in the article was 0.05 pence, like they expect the Internet to forgive such carelessness.
 
2022-09-25 2:54:04 PM  
I don't need some "IQ" test to tell me how bigly above average I am. Hugely. Huge.
 
2022-09-25 2:59:40 PM  
That's not what intelligence is
 
2022-09-25 3:06:03 PM  
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2022-09-25 3:19:00 PM  
The second question has multiple answers based on how you interpret data.

In a lot of industry time is measured in "man hours, (payroll)" and "Machine hours, (interval between maintenance)," therefore five machines taking 5 min to make 5 widgets would mean each machine makes 1 widget per min.   Hence 100 widgets from 100 machines would either take 100 "machine min", 1 real time min, or if the data was initially measured in real time, 5 min...

I read the question from a manufacturing standpoint and got it wrong.
 
2022-09-25 3:27:24 PM  
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2022-09-25 3:39:03 PM  
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What the fark are they trying to say???
 
2022-09-25 3:49:21 PM  
Caring about taking IQ tests is the test. If you don't already sense your own intelligence and feel a crippling inadequacy and burden of it, you're average IQ
 
2022-09-25 4:55:10 PM  

DrKillPatient: Got all three. But to be fair, I have seen variations of all three over the years. The third is a variation of would you take a million dollars, or a penny, doubled every day, for thirty days. I think the 30 day total is over 5 million, IIRC.


$5,368,709.12
 
2022-09-25 5:57:06 PM  
Maybe they mean to say that if you are color-blind, you are a moron.

Or if you see a Republican symbol in this pointillist picture, you should seek mental health care.

Or both. Never succumb to dualism.
 
2022-09-25 5:59:16 PM  
My Mother never told me my IQ and said she didn't want me to get a swollen head.

Ball's in your court, MENSA Mini-minds.
 
2022-09-25 6:08:22 PM  

brantgoose: Maybe they mean to say that if you are color-blind, you are a moron.

Or if you see a Republican symbol in this pointillist picture, you should seek mental health care.

Or both. Never succumb to dualism.


or the metaphor could be seeing the elephant in the room and has nothing to do with politics.
 
2022-09-25 6:54:32 PM  
Read the first question, didn't care, and decided to fap.  Not sure where that leaves me, but I feel satisfied in my choice
 
2022-09-25 6:58:19 PM  
The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) is dubbed the world's shortest IQ test because it consists of just three questions.

This has to be a joke, right? I got into Mensa at 13 because my parents made me take the test. I left a year later because everyone was a self-righteous asshole. IQ is bullshiat in the real world.
 
2022-09-25 6:58:40 PM  
The answer to all three is "Your mom."
 
2022-09-25 6:58:52 PM  
It really is just a retention test, we've seen them all before.

This is a real intelligence test.

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2022-09-25 7:00:12 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: DrKillPatient: Got all three. But to be fair, I have seen variations of all three over the years. The third is a variation of would you take a million dollars, or a penny, doubled every day, for thirty days. I think the 30 day total is over 5 million, IIRC.

$5,368,709.12


The $5 million figure is *just* the 30th day!

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2022-09-25 7:00:14 PM  

Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no


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2022-09-25 7:04:25 PM  
I got all three, but I have a massive IQ.
 
2022-09-25 7:04:27 PM  

bloobeary: Got all three. The first one I had to math. The other two are just trick questions.


They're not "trick" questions. The average person just makes incorrect assumptions.
 
2022-09-25 7:04:33 PM  
The only way to win is to not play.
 
2022-09-25 7:05:30 PM  

dionysusaur: 2/3, whatever that means.


220, 221, whatever it takes.
 
2022-09-25 7:06:10 PM  
The real   intelligent among us dont take an online test
 
2022-09-25 7:07:39 PM  
I can't figure out how to work this test.
 
2022-09-25 7:07:44 PM  

Ragin' Asian: The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) is dubbed the world's shortest IQ test because it consists of just three questions.

This has to be a joke, right? I got into Mensa at 13 because my parents made me take the test. I left a year later because everyone was a self-righteous asshole. IQ is bullshiat in the real world.


Yeah, I've never seen the appeal of hanging out with people solely because they're smart on paper. If you're smart, do something impressive with your smarts. If you're clever or accomplish something great, no one will give a shiat what your IQ score is. It's like virgins comparing dick size.
 
2022-09-25 7:07:56 PM  

loosecruise: Cyberluddite: neapoi: Gene Masseth: loosecruise: Gene Masseth: "The ball would actually cost 0.05 pence"

Um no

1.05 + .05 = 1.10 so um yes?

Maybe try re-reading it as 0.05 "pennies" and see how the math works.

LOL dot GIF

Doesn't matter if it's dollars, pounds, or hair covered turds. You are still wrong.

No he's not.  "0.05 pence" is not "0.05 pounds" (or 5 pence) but rather, it's .0005 pounds, or 1/20th of a pence. The writer of the story misstated it.

The answer was expressed as 0.05 not 0.05 pence as stated above. Isn't 0.05 five pence? What am I missing?


The .05 is in Pounds.

.05 Pounds = 5 pence, or 5 pennies.
 
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