# 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.

3)  Your problem is not even division or multiplication.

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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