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# Google Labs Aptitude Test

http://cruftbox.com/blog/archives/001031.html

Can you pass? The green on white is kinda hard to read.

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Date: 09/25/04 09:12 AM

### 21 Responses to Google Labs Aptitude Test

1. buddy Male 30-39
10116 posts
September 25, 2004 at 9:09 am
Link: Google Labs Aptitude Test - Can you pass? The green on white is kinda hard to read.

:-)

2. someone? Male 13-17
1371 posts
September 25, 2004 at 10:21 am
that is a weird test.

I know question 3 :D

3. eastsiderepp Male 18-29
2620 posts
September 25, 2004 at 10:42 am
Yeah, I`ve seen question 3 before. I stumped my whole geometry class with that one :-P
4. Lou Two Male 18-29
1033 posts
September 25, 2004 at 10:53 am
Write a Haiku describing possible methods for predicting search traffic seasonality. Bwahahaha
5. someone? Male 13-17
1371 posts
September 25, 2004 at 12:20 pm
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What?

6. ManWithAnAxe Male 70 & Over
253 posts
September 25, 2004 at 1:14 pm
my favorite website is down. im bored.
7. lushuz Female 18-29
319 posts
September 25, 2004 at 7:50 pm
I`m too dumb to do this.
8. eRiCaBot Female 18-29
1004 posts
September 25, 2004 at 7:56 pm
same here.
9. gizmo331 Male 18-29
384 posts
September 25, 2004 at 11:42 pm
#3 is the Fibonacci Sequence in sheep`s clothing. Although the reason it`s arranged like that escapes me at the moment, I know that the numbers in the next line must add up to 13.
10. someone? Male 13-17
1371 posts
September 26, 2004 at 11:55 am
it`s called the fibonacci sequence?

It actually adds up to 10. Here`s how it works:

1
11 (there is ONE 1 in the above line; one 1 = 11)
21 (there are TWO 1`s in the above line; two 1 = 21)
1211 (etc)
111221
So the next line is 312211. 3+1+2+2+1+1=10

11. sfhrock Female 13-17
259 posts
September 26, 2004 at 1:13 pm
looks well 2 hard 4 d likes of my-self
12. gizmo331 Male 18-29
384 posts
September 26, 2004 at 4:34 pm
i was going by the fact that the numbers in each line add up to the first few numbers in the sequence: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc...
13. gizmo331 Male 18-29
384 posts
September 26, 2004 at 4:36 pm
also i was using the same pattern of just ones and twos and building a number consisting of ones and twos whose sum and length is exponentially larger than the previous line. which is where i think someone?`s solution doesn`t make sense to me.
14. gizmo331 Male 18-29
384 posts
September 26, 2004 at 4:38 pm
AND, since it is a recursive equation, you`ll get more than one answer anyway.
15. someone? Male 13-17
1371 posts
September 26, 2004 at 6:17 pm
what?

only one answer fits it the way I`ve described it (since 5+8 =/= 10), but your way also works.

16. Cindy75 Female 30-39
790 posts
September 29, 2004 at 7:44 pm
Ok, you people are really smart and making me feel like a moron.
17. cheeseboy Male 13-17
452 posts
April 10, 2006 at 6:40 am
cant b stuffed
18. Woot45 Female 13-17
1398 posts
August 28, 2006 at 1:34 pm
hehe
19. mal_BB Male 18-29
1231 posts
May 17, 2007 at 8:19 pm
Thanks google for reminding me just how average i really am.
20. SadisticFool Male 13-17
41 posts
May 17, 2007 at 9:09 pm
F*ck searching traffic
Wear your damn seatbelts bitches
Its not Googles fault.
21. Cy Male 18-29
870 posts
May 17, 2007 at 9:36 pm
On 9/26/2004 4:36:20 PM gizmo331 wrote: also i was using the same pattern of just ones and twos and building a number consisting of ones and twos whose sum and length is exponentially larger than the previous line. which is where i think someone?`s solution doesn`t make sense to me.
1) Your answer didn`t work because it didn`t account for the number and placement of 1s and 2s.
2) The Fibonacci sequence is not exponential. Neither was the sequence of line lengths in this problem.