smoothgrh
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Mission146
July 18th, 2020 at 11:44:36 AM permalink
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Although, I don't trust it not to be a trick question with the answer actually just being zero.
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Also, answering the question the obvious way assumes that all six machines aren't necessary for one complete unit.
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So, I'm either going to say, '0,' or, 'More information needed,' unless it's multiple choice.





I didn't consider those aspects! Even if it's not what they're getting at, that's a great change of perspective.
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July 18th, 2020 at 12:15:16 PM permalink
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In the Wizardís latest newsletter, he mentioned this example Mensa test question:

It takes six machines eight hours to produce ten units. How many units can one machine make in half an hour?

My friend and I got the same answer; he got 10/96 and I got .104 ó thatís correct, right?



Given my phrasing, I agree. However, I know the answer I came up with at the time was different. Let me give you some other parameters, to get to what I arrived at.

Four machines can produce 16 units in three hours.

How many units can one machine make in half an hour?

I will say that the look on the examiners face suggested I got it wrong and perhaps misunderstood the question. I really wish I could remember the exact wording.
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July 18th, 2020 at 2:20:05 PM permalink
Is it generally thought that IQ can significantly change throughout oneís life? Can it increase through mental stimulation or decrease from age, drug/alcohol use, bad diet, etc?

I realize there are probably not hard scientific answers to those questions, but I am curious what people think.
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July 18th, 2020 at 3:24:58 PM permalink
I am under the impression that IQ tests your potential intelligence so it shouldn't change much. I'm basing this on what was taught forty years ago so it may well be outdated.
smoothgrh
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July 24th, 2020 at 8:59:20 AM permalink
Based on the end of the Wizardís newsletter today, I believe congratulations are in order.

And itís mathematically amusing that you got assigned that specific value!
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July 24th, 2020 at 9:52:42 AM permalink
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Based on the end of the Wizardís newsletter today, I believe congratulations are in order.

And itís mathematically amusing that you got assigned that specific value!


Link? I do not see a new newsletter
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July 24th, 2020 at 11:58:35 AM permalink
I wrote about something else, but added the following at the end.

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Finally, in last weekís newsletter I spoke of taking an IQ test in hopes of scoring in the top 2% and qualifying for Mensa. I am happy and pleasantly surprised to report that I made it, barely. The minimum ďfull scaleĒ IQ for Mensa is 130, which is exactly what I got. I bury this at the end because I donít like to toot my own horn, but feel I had to follow up from last week. Shortly after receiving the good news I submitted my scores to Mensa and am awaiting to hear back. I look forward to participating at their in-person events as soon as itís safe.

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July 24th, 2020 at 12:04:33 PM permalink
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I wrote about something else, but added the following at the end.


Congratulations!
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July 24th, 2020 at 12:14:51 PM permalink
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Congratulations!



Thank you!
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July 24th, 2020 at 12:19:48 PM permalink
Congrats on getting in.

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