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So, You Think You're Smart? Try This Problem [Pic]

Hits: 31172 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Quizzes & Tests | Added by: CrakrJak
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skine
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 724 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:16:09 AM
After finding the answer in about five minutes, I looked in the thread for the answer.

I never would have thought to look at the number of "holes," but I still found the same answer.

Basically, we're given that:
0000=4, so (0)=4/4=1
1111=0, so (1)=0/4=0
2222=0, so (2)=0/4=0
3333=0, so (3)=0/4=0
5555=0, so (5)=0/4=0
6666=4, so (6)=4/4=1
7777=0, so (7)=0/4=0
9999=4, so (9)=4/4=1

Since (4) doesn't appear on the left at all, that is unnecessary to find.

But in order to find (8), take any four-digit number with an 8 in it and solve.

Since 8096=5, (8)+1+1+1=5, and thus (8)=2.

And currently studying for a MA in math education.

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 965 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:03:09 AM
I think it would be more appropriately named puzzle rather than problem, as this is not exactly mathematic.

Nearl
Male, 30-39, Europe
 32 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:59:54 AM
20 seconds... work in a factory... this sorta stuff amuses me

OpsAss13
Male, 30-39, Western US
 510 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:58:24 AM
I was way over-analyzing this. I started making equations out of the 4 numbers and switched around operations to see if I could get the answer. I gave up after 10 minutes. I read comments and bashed myself in the head with a tack hammer.

Mister_C
Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:56:44 AM
Yup, the answer is 2.

Langer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 391 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:51:54 AM
i think my mind was too stuck on hash tables, buckets and collisions to get it quickly enough X_X

maddux32
Male, 30-39, Western US
 904 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:51:12 AM
About 4 minutes.

Lawyer

strivejaylen
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 196 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:42:02 AM
I think there is something wrong with my thinking because I used math and removed the second column and third row down since I deemed that to be false statement

and got the answer 2

and dont know how to do a spoiler but trying anyways

/spoiler/
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
0 0 0 ? 0 1 0 2 1 1
/end spoiler/

Astheroid
Male, 18-29, Asia
 83 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:33:13 AM
i got it the first glance.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4744 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:14:56 AM
Answer is 2: 30 seconds.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:11:55 AM
Correctamundo @ almightybob1 and leesa. You sociopaths.

maxxim
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 125 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:09:45 AM
After 3 minutes, gave up and looked in comments for answer. I seriously would have never gotten this.
Mechanical engineer....

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:05:03 AM
Its easy because we are so visual

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:02:52 AM
Great minds leesah. Let's set the world on fire together!

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:02:22 AM
Later that week, you murder the brother of the deceased from the first funeral. Why?*


So that there'll be another funeral, and hopefully the person you were attracted to will be there again, and this time you can talk to them?

leesah
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1577 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:01:23 AM
"Later that week, you murder the brother of the deceased from the first funeral. Why?"

So you see the person again at the next funeral! That's not sociopathic, that's good planning.

leesah
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1577 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:00:24 AM
Nearly immediately because I always used to count the "holes" in numbers and letters in each sentence when I was bored in school... that's probably more pre-school than higher education but eh.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:59:41 AM
OK, second pop-psychology problem of the day:

You're at a funeral. You see someone you're attracted to at the memorial service amongst the assembled mourners. However, before you can speak with them, someone else distracts you. When you do eventually manage to return your attention to the object of your desire, they've disappeared. You ask around, and find out that they left, and that no-one knows how to contact them.

Later that week, you murder the brother of the deceased from the first funeral. Why?*





[* NB: If you know the answer, apparently, that means you have sociopathic tendencies. At least in pop-psych world]

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:57:56 AM
5Cats: Hi

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:57:02 AM
If true, it'd be an interesting demonstration of the differences between the perceptions of pre-school children, who've not yet had the chance to over-learn the association between abstract symbols like numbers and their assigned meaning, and adults who have.

I've seen this problem before, though, alongside the surprising statement that pre-schoolers can solve it quickly. I've never seen any actual figures to back up the assertion that pre-schoolers do solve a problem like this as quickly as claimed, however.

burbclaver
Male, 50-59, Western US
 859 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:56:10 AM
I don't think I could have done it without the description of the problem.

ggolbez
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1945 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:45:28 AM
Immediately, as this is older than I am.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4778 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:37:43 AM
Half a minute. Fairly obvious.

liberalirony
Male, 18-29, Europe
 196 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:34:17 AM
2

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:29:39 AM
I must have the brain of a pre-school child. Is that bad or good?

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