Actual math test question in Singapore for 6th graders
Nonc Hilaire wrote:That Cheryl. What a bitch! Albert & Bernard need to look elsewhere.
Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........
Doc wrote:Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........
No But you are between one day and two months of being correct
Azrael wrote:Doc wrote:Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:August 17th.......'>...........
No But you are between one day and two months of being correct
July 16.
1. Eliminate May & June
2. Eliminate 14
3. Eliminate August
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
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%
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?
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?
I don't think that she lied.
She never mentioned the year.
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