brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at usa.com
Thu Jul 18 15:30:54 EST 2002


"Jet" <thatjetnospam at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3D363861.6ED79D20 at yahoo.com...
> but since you couldn't refute the POINT,
> > what else should we expect from a brain missing 3 1/2 billion brain
cells?
> >
>
> At least I got the cells that can do basic algebra. Let's review your
> attempt:
>
> "[ x = total guesses, 0.25x = correct guesses 0.75x =
> wrong guesses = 70%, x = .93, 0.25x = .23 = correct guesses, correct
> total
> answers of 30% - 23% correct guesses = 7% (those who knew the
> problem)]."
>
> Thus you have 0.25x=30% AND 0.75x=70%. Without even doing a calculation,
> you can see that you have x being both greater than and less than one at
> the same time!
>
> So what are your extra cells doing?
>
> J
>


Thank you, Jet, for this timely demonstration of the point of this thread.

Here are the parameters:

Your problem is understanding the problem.

Hints:

1)  Your problem is not algebra.

2)  Your problem is not even addition, or subtraction.

3)  Your problem is not even division or multiplication.

Here's your challenge:

Figure it out on your own with no help from others, and let us know when
you've got it right!

John Knight








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