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14-01-2015, 08:04 AM
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
OK, so what's the reasoning behind the "John likes 25 but not 24, 400 but not 300..." one? I know I'm missing something obvious but I'm just not seeing it.

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14-01-2015, 08:07 AM (This post was last modified: 14-01-2015 10:36 AM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
(14-01-2015 08:04 AM)unfogged Wrote:  OK, so what's the reasoning behind the "John likes 25 but not 24, 400 but not 300..." one? I know I'm missing something obvious but I'm just not seeing it.

Perfect square roots. The answer is 1600, it's square root is 40.

5² = 25
20² = 400
12² = 144
40² = 1600

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14-01-2015, 08:20 AM
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
(14-01-2015 08:07 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(14-01-2015 08:04 AM)unfogged Wrote:  OK, so what's the reasoning behind the "John likes 25 but not 24, 400 but not 300..." one? I know I'm missing something obvious but I'm just not seeing it.

Perfect square roots. The answer is 1600, it's square root is 40.

5² = 25
20² = 200
12² = 144
40² = 1600

Facepalm

I knew it had to be something simple. Thanks

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14-01-2015, 09:02 AM
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
EK, maybe you meant 20² = 400 Tongue lol The hardest to solve for me was the one

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14-01-2015, 10:03 AM
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I took a long time with ^That one too, but I eventually just had to take a wild gander based on number gaps to get it.. and I was right. I don't know what the actual calculation was though.

I got a 139 too but that last one I got wrong bothered me. The ending sequence phrasing made me think there should be more than just 1 more step in the process but apparently that wasn't the case.

I would also like to add how IQ is merely a hypothetical construct. Even in more significantly maintained tests than an internet 20 question little diddy, it doesn't have that much of a deep significance.

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14-01-2015, 10:13 AM
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(14-01-2015 10:03 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I would also like to add how IQ is merely a hypothetical construct. Even in more significantly maintained tests than an internet 20 question little diddy, it doesn't have that much of a deep significance.

IQ is not a hypothetical construct - it's a real statistical measure.

Now, all it measures is test scores relative to a normalised distribution according to performance of some specific small set of tasks, and indeed one might question the relevance of those tasks in being representative of anything else in more than a crude first-approximation manner, BUT: competently administered, it is all based on relative score, and as such is certainly statistically valid.

(it should go without saying that a free 20-question internet test is not quite what we'd call "competently administered")

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14-01-2015, 10:17 AM
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
(14-01-2015 08:04 AM)unfogged Wrote:  OK, so what's the reasoning behind the "John likes 25 but not 24, 400 but not 300..." one? I know I'm missing something obvious but I'm just not seeing it.

Square numbers

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14-01-2015, 10:36 AM
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(14-01-2015 09:02 AM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  EK, maybe you meant 20² = 400 Tongue lol The hardest to solve for me was the one

1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216

Yeah, it took me a bit to see 1 cubed, 2 cubed, 3 cubed, etc

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14-01-2015, 11:00 AM
RE: Republicans are Smarter and Better Educated than Democrats
(14-01-2015 10:36 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(14-01-2015 09:02 AM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  EK, maybe you meant 20² = 400 Tongue lol The hardest to solve for me was the one

1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216

Yeah, it took me a bit to see 1 cubed, 2 cubed, 3 cubed, etc

Ah it was that? I solved it another way. But much more complex than that. Why do I complicate my life? xD

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14-01-2015, 11:25 AM
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