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Old 06-07-14, 08:52 PM
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Are You Smarter....

Are you smarter then a first grader in Hong Kong? Here is a question from the admissions test.

 
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Old 06-07-14, 09:31 PM
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How the heck am I supposed to figure that out?
 
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Old 06-07-14, 09:45 PM
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The answer is really simple.
 
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Old 06-07-14, 10:24 PM
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It's 3................ no........ 45................. wait a minute....... 89
 
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Old 06-07-14, 10:50 PM
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No, not 89.

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It is stall number 87. The orientation of the picture is upside down.
 
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Good job Furd. That means you now qualify to start your education all over again .

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This kind of reminds me of a book I once had of tricks. One trick was to get a phone book and do some math and the look up a persons name in the white pages ahead of time. The trick was that someone would give you a random number and then you did your math and came up with the same answer every time. How you do it now I couldn't say I either sold or lost the book years ago. If I ever find out how to do the trick again I will post it as it is a great family gathering tricky game with math.
 
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How the heck am I supposed to figure that out?
Not sure why but the 1st time I clicked on this thread only the top line posted
Furd's reply makes sense now that I can see the parking lot diagram
 
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Old 06-08-14, 08:37 AM
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Furd, hows your Mandrin? You are now excepted to first grade in Hong Kong for correctly answering the question.
 
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Good job Furd. That means you now qualify to start your education all over again.

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Yeah, in China!


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Furd, hows your Mandrin? You are now excepted to first grade in Hong Kong for correctly answering the question.
That would be how's, Mandarin and accepted. I know a few Korean words but no Chinese of any dialect. Not moving to Hong Kong either.
 
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Old 06-08-14, 12:43 PM
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Furd, I always include mistakes for you to find. That's to help you keep your mind sharp.
 
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I can't seem to see the question all about. Is that mean I am not smart? Or something is just wrong here?
 
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Michaes -

It is a number series and it was upside down. It takes smarts to look at the big picture. That may be why the Hong Kong kids test higher than U.S. kids, just as other countries do. The U.S is now about #15, closing in on being #20.

I don't think they know as much about King Kong as American kids do.

When I was there, the younger people knew the difference between speaking English and American and could use either one.

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Oh,okay! I somehow get it.
 
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Old 06-12-14, 10:41 PM
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This thread actually makes me feel dumb now that I know the answer, and how to find it.
 
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Old 06-13-14, 03:13 AM
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One of my helpers speaks fluent Japanese. Sounds funny coming from a guy who looks like Willie Nelson, rode hard and put up wet. He was a missionary kid.
 
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One of my supervisors years ago could read write and converse fluently in 11 different languages and could talk to just about anyone on the planet in the rest. He was from Zurich Switzerland and often explained how the Swiss started early with multiple languages.

There is absolutely no reason for us to be headed for the bottom of the education list. Shame on those who have missed the target.

Justin, don't feel bad. Over the years you will learn where cute little phrases come from, like "can't see the forest for the trees". All too often the mind just looks past a solution and doesn't want to visit there again. We see that here on the forum quite often.

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