Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water, then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly.

When is cheryl's birthday?

May 15
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May 16
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May 19
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June 17
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June 18
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July 14
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July 16
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Aug 14
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Aug 15
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Aug 17
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Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:06 pm

Actual math test question in Singapore for 6th graders

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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:18 pm

That Cheryl. What a bitch! Albert & Bernard need to look elsewhere.
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:54 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:That Cheryl. What a bitch! Albert & Bernard need to look elsewhere.


maybe we should send them a link to beautiful women :lol:
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:13 am

August 17th.......'>...........
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:44 pm

Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........


No But you are between one day and two months of being correct :P
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Yukon Cornelius » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:21 pm

Had to look -- it's critical to know that Albert and Bernard ONLY communicate to each other in the printed statements.
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Azrael » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:25 pm

Doc wrote:
Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........


No But you are between one day and two months of being correct :P

July 16.

1. Eliminate May & June
2. Eliminate 14
3. Eliminate August
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:41 pm

Azrael wrote:
Doc wrote:
Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........


No But you are between one day and two months of being correct :P

July 16.

1. Eliminate May & June
2. Eliminate 14
3. Eliminate August



Maybe. But if so it is not logical.

http://mothership.sg/2015/04/p5-logic-q ... -students/
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Bonus questions

A)Is this logical torture of 6th graders?
B)Logical torture of the adults trying to solve it?
C)A Torture of logic itself?
D) All of the above?

And

Is logical torture ever acceptable?


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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Azrael » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:45 pm

That's what I did. It was fun.

It would have been torture if I didn't know that Albert and Bernard were telling the truth and if I didn't know that there was a way to deterministically determine the correct answer, rather than just a lucky guess.

Interesting question: if we didn't have Albert's last response, what would be the probability that July 16 is the correct answer?

50% (assuming equal chance between July and August)?
25% (assuming equal chance between all 4 remaining birthdays)?

Something else?

Edit: I think 25%
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:00 am

Azrael wrote:That's what I did. It was fun.

It would have been torture if I didn't know that Albert and Bernard were telling the truth


That is the rub It does not say that all statements are true. We don't know what either Albert and Bernard were told. I think it is probably whoever wrote the article but standard logic questions like this are suppose to say that all statements are true. What if Bernard was told the "15th"? Maybe albert was mistaken when he said he knew the answer rather than lying?

For a 6th grade test I think this is over the top even if they stated that all statements are true.

and if I didn't know that there was a way to deterministically determine the correct answer, rather than just a lucky guess.

Interesting question: if we didn't have Albert's last response, what would be the probability that July 16 is the correct answer?

50% (assuming equal chance between July and August)?
25% (assuming equal chance between all 4 remaining birthdays)?

Something else?

Edit: I think 25%


I think it you would have to evaluate all of the statements one at a time and give the odds for being right in the order they were made to get the percentage. What if Cheryl was not telling the truth? :D
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Azrael » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:38 am

Doc wrote:
Azrael wrote:That's what I did. It was fun.

It would have been torture if I didn't know that Albert and Bernard were telling the truth


That is the rub It does not say that all statements are true. We don't know what either Albert and Bernard were told. I think it is probably whoever wrote the article but standard logic questions like this are suppose to say that all statements are true. What if Bernard was told the "15th"? Maybe albert was mistaken when he said he knew the answer rather than lying?

For a 6th grade test I think this is over the top even if they stated that all statements are true.

and if I didn't know that there was a way to deterministically determine the correct answer, rather than just a lucky guess.

Interesting question: if we didn't have Albert's last response, what would be the probability that July 16 is the correct answer?

50% (assuming equal chance between July and August)?
25% (assuming equal chance between all 4 remaining birthdays)?

Something else?

Edit: I think 25%


I think it you would have to evaluate all of the statements one at a time and give the odds for being right in the order they were made to get the percentage. What if Cheryl was not telling the truth? :D

I don't think that she lied.

She never mentioned the year. :wink:
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Simple Minded » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:07 pm

suddenly, I have new insight into how people confuse weather with climate..... and computer modeling with reality......

sixth grade computer modeling math classes..... :roll:
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Re: Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

Postby Doc » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:53 pm

Azrael wrote:
Doc wrote:
Azrael wrote:That's what I did. It was fun.

It would have been torture if I didn't know that Albert and Bernard were telling the truth


That is the rub It does not say that all statements are true. We don't know what either Albert and Bernard were told. I think it is probably whoever wrote the article but standard logic questions like this are suppose to say that all statements are true. What if Bernard was told the "15th"? Maybe albert was mistaken when he said he knew the answer rather than lying?

For a 6th grade test I think this is over the top even if they stated that all statements are true.

and if I didn't know that there was a way to deterministically determine the correct answer, rather than just a lucky guess.

Interesting question: if we didn't have Albert's last response, what would be the probability that July 16 is the correct answer?

50% (assuming equal chance between July and August)?
25% (assuming equal chance between all 4 remaining birthdays)?

Something else?

Edit: I think 25%


I think it you would have to evaluate all of the statements one at a time and give the odds for being right in the order they were made to get the percentage. What if Cheryl was not telling the truth? :D

I don't think that she lied.

She never mentioned the year. :wink:


Yeah what a B*tch. ;)
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