# Be honest

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• 06-21-2002
Betazep
Be honest
How many can you get right? I got the last two, but I went through them fast as suggested.

This is good:

Here is a very simple little test comprised of four questions
to determine the level of your intellect. Your replies must be
spontaneous and immediate, with no deliberating or wasting
time... And no cheating!

1: You are competing in a race and overtake the runner lying
in second place. In which position are you now?

Answer: If you answered that you're now coming first then
you're completely wrong. You overtook the second runner and
took their place, therefore you're coming second. For the
next question try not to be so dim.

2: If you overtake the last runner, what position are you
now in?

Answer: If you answered second-last, once again you're
completely wrong. Think about it. How can you over take the
person coming last? If you're behind them then they can't be
last. The answer is impossible! It would appear that thinking
is not one of your strong points.

Anyway, here's another to try, don't take any notes or use a
calculator, and remember your replies must be instantaneous.
Take heart!

3: Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. 1000 again.
Plus 20. Plus 1000. And plus 10. What is the total?

Answer: 5000? Wrong again! The correct answer is 4100. Try
again with a good calculator. Today is clearly not your day.
Although you should manage to get the last question right...

4: Marie's father has five daughters: 1. Chacha 2. Cheche 3.
Chichi 4. Chocho Question: What is the fifth daughter's name?
Think quickly... you'll find the answer below.

Answer: Chuchu? WRONG! It's obviously Marie! Read the question
properly! You are clearly the weakest link....GOODBYE!
• 06-21-2002
ygfperson
aww man... i bombed it all. :(
• 06-21-2002
lightatdawn
Got the top three. Got stupid on the last one for some reason. ;)

I've got another simular set of questions if you'd care to see them.
• 06-21-2002
Betazep
Sure thing chuchu... post away. ;)
• 06-21-2002
maes
after all those math classes is school I missed the 4100 question. I'm so embaresed :o
• 06-21-2002
MethodMan
>> after all those math classes is school I missed the 4100 question. I'm so embaresed

Its not your math, its just the way in which the sentence is phrased.

Those are some pretty cool questions!
• 06-21-2002
salvelinus
Got all but the last, but did that w/o thinking (like lots of stuff). Pretty tricky, Betazep. Maybe Clyde has an alternate explanation...:)
• 06-21-2002
-KEN-
Heh, everyone else got all but the last, and I got only the last :). I still don't get the 4100 one...guess I'll try it on a calculator...
• 06-21-2002
-KEN-
Oooo, I get #3 now...damnit :)
• 06-21-2002
Betazep
>>>Got all but the last, but did that w/o thinking (like lots of stuff). Pretty tricky, Betazep. Maybe Clyde has an alternate explanation...

LOL.... I would say probably, but probables cannot exist unless science has defined them extensively. If science hasn't covered it, then it doesn't exist. ;)
• 06-21-2002
dbaryl
hehe... I got the first 3 as well... but the Chuchu answer is too stupid... also, for the sencond one, if you are a VERY fast runner and running around a track/field, you can be in 1st place and overtake the last runner, if you beat them by a lap... so that IS possible.
• 06-21-2002
dbaryl
Quote:

Originally posted by lightatdawn
Got the top three. Got stupid on the last one for some reason. ;)

I've got another simular set of questions if you'd care to see them.

waiting... :)
• 06-21-2002
Mario
Missed 3 and 4. I related 'take' to 'get', not as subtracting. Bah! :)
• 06-21-2002
nvoigt
Got two and a half. 1 was easy, 3 was easy, 4 got me. However, for number two, if you overtake the last runner, you are still on the place you had before, as any runner can overtake the last one if the last one is slow enough to lose a whole round. Happends a lot in Formula 1 for example.
• 06-21-2002
Commander
i got the secong and the 3rd one!!!

last one...i was so sure it was Chuchu!!
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