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Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007, 08:56 am
Ah man..

I missed two questions. Damn timed tests. One of those I didn't click quick enough. The other.. who knows. I'm not sure if it was a math or perception one I missed.

I was a bit confused about the context of one question, 4 < x < 6 and 4 < y < 6. What is the max value that x+y can be. A:8, B:9, C:10, D:11 I took 'D'. They may have assumed X and Y were integer? Or course, they don't tell which ones were right and which were wrong, so...

Anyway, I managed an IQ of 141 with 58 out of 60 correct.

http://www.cbc.ca/testthenation/

Hopefully we aren't skewing the canadian statistics too much.

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
skyglider

The right one is 10 for that question. I have the rest of the answers at home if you have any questions.

And yeah, the time is really fast for the questions. :)

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil

Why wouldn't 5.5 + 5.5 equal 11?


grrr... I ran into places like this on the college board SAT tests too. The phrasing of the questions are not sufficiently qualified to justify their answers.


So, really, I got every question I answered correct.

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
skyglider

I think they were thinking whole numbers. I thought of the decimals, but didn't think that would be assumed.

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil

If they hadn't had previous questions which dealt with decimals and fractions and such, I may not have considered 5.5, although that is the type of thing I deal with at work all the time, so I probably still would have gone with 11.

I would have preferred to have directly gotten the points, but I am content to know I was right and the test maker was wrong.

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
skyglider

I don't think a professional IQ test maker from Trent University would be considered 'wrong' in this case. ;) I think he's right in this case.

Wed, Mar. 21st, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil

Clearly, I provided a counter example to disprove is 'correct' answer. That is about as wrong as it gets.

The question didn't specify whole numbers or even natural numbers. Without a qualifier or context to limit the values of x and y to a particular domain, one is left with Real numbers. 5.4 + 5.6 = 11 and 4 < 5.4 < 6 and 4 < 5.6 < 6

If this was a test that would be used over the long term I'm sure they be happy for the feedback so they could correct and update their test.

Thu, Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
ryoga77

I got bored and clicked outta it...I think I was on question 20 something...I think I need Ritalin...lol.

Fri, Mar. 23rd, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
lawful_evil

It does have a couple slow sections.