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Date: 02/24/14 11:16 AM

18 Responses to Can You Solve This?

  1. Profile photo of Gottamgear
    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
    Link: Can You Solve This? - Can you figure out the rule?
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2014 at 11:33 am
    I got it within the first minute.
  3. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2014 at 11:59 am
    Peter Wason described this in 1960
  4. Profile photo of MelCervini
    MelCervini Female 40-49
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    February 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    I was told there`d be no math?
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    x + y = z
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    1993 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    figured it out
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    February 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    I got that quickly.... but if you know the people onscreen are doing it
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    And, when all else fails: X=2 (you`d be amazed how often this works)
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    Very good. Teach this to kids and they will grow up thinking, not just accepting.
    (Nobody seems to have mentioned religion yet)
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    drgnfire Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm
    as soon as the one guy said 2, 4, 7 i got it
  11. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm
    Groups of 3 was still a potential constraint that was neither confirmed nor denied. Whether it was exclusively natural numbers, or if reals were allowed is another.

    The list could go on if you were to properly investigate an unknown rule.
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    February 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm
    play Star wars K.O.T.O.R. (without cheating).
    If you can do that this is easy.
    many of the objectives require you to solve the number sequences to unlock or activate stuff.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    February 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm
    I got it right away.
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    Ogen Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2014 at 12:06 am
    @bordo: you missed the point of the video. The point is not to `get it` the point is to question your understanding.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2014 at 11:51 am
    ....only got a few secs in, so I`m going to take a guess: It`s the amount of LETTERS in the numbers...two (3) four (4) eight (5)
    Ah, I was wrong!
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    How many of you guys actually listened to whole thing? The numbers have to be in increasing value: 5, 11, 17 fit; 12, 7, 20 do not. (And yeah, I got it fairly quickly. Maybe because he was in North Vancouver, where I live!)
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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    February 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    Interesting way to frame a powerful principle.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
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    February 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    Video you so funny. You prove your point by doing the opposite of what you say people should do. Instead of finding out if people really think that way you rig a test to get a specific result.

    He was purposely misleading people into believing x*2 by starting with 2, 4, 8. Basing his conclusions on that falsified data to back up a theory that he observed before the start of the test. Start with 1, 17, 94 if you want to see people`s real reactions, amass a significant sample size and then make a summary if you don`t want me to call this a grade school project for the science fair.

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