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Who's Smart?????

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Who's smart, answer the questions below and find out if its you...
Below are four (4) questions. You have to answer them instantly.
You can't take your time, answer all of them, immediately. Don't peak at the answers before you try this.


First Question:
You are participating in a race.
You overtake the second person.
What position are you in?


Answer:

If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong!
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!





Try not to screw up in the next question.

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?



Answer:
If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong.
Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person? YOU are the last person.

You're not very good at this are you?




Third Question:
Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?



Answer:

Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it?
Check with your calculator!

Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question
right?



Fourth Question:

Mary's father has five daughters:
1. Nala, 2. Nele, 3. Nili, 4. Nolo.
What is the name of the fifth daughter?
(a, e, i, o, u)?



Answer:
Nunu? NO! Of course, not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again
post #2 of 11
The only question I have problems with is the second one.
The question is illogical, therefore, no logical answer can be made.

DOES NOT COMPUTE!

I only got the first and last one right. I hate numbers, I really do, so the third one was out automatically!
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
The third one is a mind game, it tricks you because the smaller numbers add to 100, but your mind is adding 1000's so you think...ahha, another 1000 and say 5000 instead of 4100. I almost got caught on that one too.

I agree that #2 is illogical. I got this in an email though so I had to post it. I had considered eliminating #2.
post #4 of 11
I would argue that Q 2 was written by someone who has never been to a track (either running, cycling, or motor sport)
If you overtake the last person, you are then 1 lap ahead of them, obviously you weren't the last person, but, theoretically, you could be the second to last, both before and after overtaking them.
post #5 of 11
No, Fox, theoretically you would be in FIRST place both before AND after overtaking them!
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
No, Fox, theoretically you would be in FIRST place both before AND after overtaking them!
Not necessarily. You could be in any position, except last.
post #7 of 11
I stand corrected. Greg is right.

Now that I've seen Greg's view, Fox can be right also.

Man, I'm stoopid!
post #8 of 11
...also, a second flaw, but this time in the wrong answer...
The final question, the names are NaLa, NeLe, NiLi and NoLo, so the wrong answer should be NuLu, yet, they give an equally wrong, but non-sequential NuNu!
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
Fox can be right also.
Bonni, what I meant to say was that you could be in any place in the race, apart from last, but said that you could also be second to last, since that was what was given as a wrong answer.

I've now got a query on the first question, similar to this argument: You could be first, and you are lapping the second place person, or you could be further down the field, and unlapping yourself, i.e. you were 5th, 1 lap behind second place, you overtake them, you are still 5th, but now less than a lap down. (Other example was that you were first, and were almost a lap ahead, then when you overtake 2nd place, you are still first, but one lap up.
post #10 of 11
Yeah, Fox, that is also true.

I conclude that questions 1 and 2 do not have enough information to form a reasonably correct answer, and it is FLAWED.

The last question has the wrong answer HINT, as Nulu would be the logical, Illogical answer, not NUNU, and should also be disqualified.

Besides, I don't think Nolo has that many sisters.


The only fair question in this is number 3, which I failed miserably!
post #11 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Who's smart, answer the questions below and find out if its you...
Below are four (4) questions. You have to answer them instantly.
You can't take your time, answer all of them, immediately. Don't peak at the answers before you try this.


First Question:
You are participating in a race.
You overtake the second person.
What position are you in?


Answer:

If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong!
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!


Second from the front or the back???????






Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?



Answer:
If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong.
Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person? YOU are the last person.

Not necessarily...you may have lapped the field and overtaken the "last " person.
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