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September 26, 2003 7:03:19 PM

I was on CNN's website this morning and saw an ad for this IQ test. It's kinda fun some of the questions are difficult and make you think twice. I'm not sure how accurate the test is because its not timed and it probably should be.
Just so you know at the end they request personal info postal code email etc (I think its some kinda dating company) Inorder to get your score you must give personal info but you can make up an email address and it will still redirect to your final score.
I got a score of 131 and there was only 1 or 2 question I was not 100% on. Like I said its not timed so I'm not sure its valid but if you take the test twice you are only fooling yourself.
Have fun...
http://www.emode.com/tests/uiq/

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September 26, 2003 8:06:12 PM

Not very smart since I got suckered into that test, but I got a 133. I think you get points depending on your age. More points for being older.

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September 26, 2003 9:58:08 PM

Schmide,
Re: I think you get points depending on your age. More points for being older. LMAO ok you beat me but I'm going with your age therory as I'm only 6 & 1/2 years old. lol
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September 26, 2003 10:02:16 PM

Im not smart but i do know my dad is a genius, smart enough to get recruited out of high school to work in a missle research facility
September 27, 2003 12:20:25 AM

you sure his job wasn't being the target?

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 12:39:55 AM

O, and my parents claim to have been perfect in every respect and thus I am worthless and will never succeed.

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 2:29:16 AM

I suddenly have the urge to party after reading that.

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September 27, 2003 2:37:09 AM

Eh, they're prolly right. All my effort for nothing- got a feeling I'm gonna mess up on my SAT's, and lately I'm just depressed- I study, and then I work so that I may study more and then I do that so I can work more to make more money but then I don't have anything useful to spend it on. Seriously, life sucks.

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 3:35:32 AM

I guess your right I just remember that Fox show about IQ testing (I think it was called Test America's IQ ) where they gave points for your age. Go figure...never trust Fox

What the hell was up with this question.

John likes 400 but not 300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 2500 but not 2400. Which does he like?

a. 900
b. 1000
c. 1100
d. 1200


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September 27, 2003 4:10:21 AM

Before you get your panties in a bunch, read <A HREF="http://aceviper.net" target="_new">this.</A>

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September 27, 2003 4:11:20 AM

Wanna talk about it, meet in the OTHER forum. Would be better than here.

Just one thing, if you want to talk, DON'T mention how good you are in something, you know how that starts things with people, including me. We know it, just tell us what's on your mind and your mind alone, not your brain! :wink:

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September 27, 2003 4:14:19 AM

This is what we saw last year in a comp class last year! Baffled everyone!

I can't for the life of me find a pattern or rule!

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September 27, 2003 4:30:34 AM

I managed to pick a fight with my parents, almost broke their door. There were some....issues that needed to be discussed. Things are still unfolding. U remember that B- on the english? That's been making me nervous the entire week, and definetly is one of the reasons. Will see how I did on the essay I wrote a day ago. Add having to start a whole new quantum project, having an very stressful weeks full of tests that were real hard and not sleeping much, and finally 3 weeks till PSAT's and my dad says if I don't get Merit Scholarship he thinks I can accomplish nothing in life, and will not pay for college and will stop my mentor from helping me from time to time w/ my quantum project- ie kill my ambitions b/c he thinks I'm an idiot then...u get the picture.

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 4:58:59 AM

I dunno if it's age related, I said born 1987 and got a 138, course the test does seem a tad fishy....
The best r the timed ones hehe, cause then you get a real feel on how well ur brain functions working at max speed.

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 5:19:28 AM

Now first of all, WHAT was the B- exam on about?

You gotta ask yourself what it means.

You also have to realize getting As in College (for you, soon) is not frequent. At least in my college it isn't always the case. Don't go expecting your essays to get 95% in Philosophy. Nor in French class. You gotta prepare yourself. I dunno your limits, but if you got B- on something major, maybe now you are starting to see your flaws, i.e. what is human! I know I got damn pissed at 84% in one written production. Then again it's French.
I also realize I have to tune down my expectations and not expect 90s in college.

Your dad may be just threatning you on purpose to pump you up.
Like I said, go to the OTHER forum. I could give you some opinion, friendly, but I'd rather not make it mixed in this forum.

Quote:
u get the picture.

ROFL at the irony of this one! :tongue:

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September 27, 2003 7:48:37 AM

Schmide looks like you found the answer.

John likes 400 but not 300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 2500 but not 2400. Which does he like?

a. 900
b. 1000
c. 1100
d. 1200

I studied that one for a while best I could do was he does not like #s that divide by 3 but that left b and c as possible answers so I just picked b or c I forget which. In reading that link you posted I think the correct # is 1000 because he still don't like anything that divides by 3. and he likes squares. Does this make (B) 1000 the right answer.
What do you think?
September 27, 2003 12:11:06 PM

Your IQ score is 131

Your Intellectual Type is a Visionary Philosopher.

This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others — and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results.










Comment: IQ tests are supposed to be timed, this says nothing about timing, so I suspect it isn't completely accurate. I already knew my IQ, and that is about right, so I suspect I completed it in the ammount of time they expected, give-or-take.

-Sig-

nVidia didn't make me an nVidia fanboy, ATi, and lack of other serious competition made me an nVidia fanboy.
September 27, 2003 12:14:15 PM

Less points for the same result as you get older.

It's comparing you to the average of your age group.

A two year old getting half right would be more impressive for the age group than a twenty year old, and hence have a higher score.

-Sig-

nVidia didn't make me an nVidia fanboy, ATi, and lack of other serious competition made me an nVidia fanboy.
September 27, 2003 5:38:12 PM

I think I figured this one out. I don't want to post my answer if other people want to figure it out for themselves.

Did anyone else have a lot of fun with this?

Okay, brain. You don't like me, and I don't like you, but let's get through this thing and then I can continue killing you with beer. -- Homer Simpson.
September 27, 2003 6:27:45 PM

These tests are quite unreliable. I scored 138 on that test, and I scored 151 on that ACE Official I.Q. Test.

The most reliable one I've found is <A HREF="http://www.highiqsociety.org" target="_new">http://www.highiqsociety.org&lt;/A>. I got 132 at that one.

The difference with that one is that it's timed, so not only does it measure your knowledge, but your ability to apply it quickly - obviously you'll lose points if you need to write down the steps to get the answer.

Do that, then post back with your score. If you get 126, you're offered membership to that society. I have my membership framed on my wall. Just to show off ;-)

I considered taking the Mensa test, but I don't want to pay annual membership fees.

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September 27, 2003 6:45:14 PM

BTW 10^2 = 100 ... 10^3 = 1000.

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September 27, 2003 6:47:45 PM

I came to the same conclusion as that gerbick guy in the other forum. I believe the answer is indeed A.

Okay, brain. You don't like me, and I don't like you, but let's get through this thing and then I can continue killing you with beer. -- Homer Simpson.
September 27, 2003 6:52:05 PM

Then again you scored 138.

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September 27, 2003 6:58:36 PM

umheint0 thanks that what I thought but wanted a second opinion but after Schmide's post I'm not sure.

Look at the factors of numbers he likes and dislikes.

likes 400 = 222255;
likes 100 = 2255;
likes 2500 = 225555;

dislikes 300 =355;
dislikes 99 = 3311;
dislikes 2400 = 22222355.

The numbers he likes are all perfect squares and are only made up of 2's and 5's. Based on the given information there are two logical answers:

900, since it is a square, and
1000, since 1000 = 22255.

This tell us he can only like (A) 900 or (B) 1000


The Numbers he dislikes are all divisable by 3 this
eliminates (A) 900 & (D) 1200.

This leave only (B) 1000 as the only possible correct answer
So the answer must be (B) 1000
September 27, 2003 7:10:00 PM

You were close but 1000 = 31.623 ^ 2 and doesn't fit your idea.

John likes 900 because he likes numbers that end in "00" and he likes the preceding digits to be squares.

He likes 400 because 4 is 2 ^ 2. He likes 100 because 1 is 1 ^ 2. He likes 2500, because 25 is 5 ^ 2. Likewise, John likes 900; because 9 is 3 ^ 2.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 7:19:32 PM

Re: John likes 900 because he likes numbers that end in "00"

I know this John guy and he can't stand 300 or 2400
September 27, 2003 7:31:52 PM

I said that John likes numbers that end in "00" <b>AND</b> also the first part are perfect squares (like 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36). Both conditions together.

He doesn't like 99 because it does not end in "00".

He doesn't like 2400 which does end in "00" <b>BUT</b> 24 is not a pefect square. John wouldn't like it.

Maybe it's clearer if you see all the numbers John would like.

100
400
900
1600
2500
3600
4900

See the progression?

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September 27, 2003 7:50:44 PM

I think we are over complicating it.
And I think the fact that he dislikes numbers divisable by (3) is half of the answer. Will we ever find out?
Man you would have to be one heck of a quick cat to peg that question off in a timed IQ test.
September 27, 2003 7:51:56 PM

Where in the problem did it say John didn't like numbers divisible by 3.

All it said is he doesn't like 99 or 2400.

You're making the problem too complicated.

Your rules might work for not liking 300, 99, and 2400. Your rules might also elimnate 900 and 1200. However, they don't explain how to choose between 1000 and 1100.

My rules work better.

This is why.

400, 100, 2400 and 900 all end in "00", which John likes. 4, 1, 24, and 9 are all perfect squares, which John also likes.

John doesn't like 300, 99, 2400 and I say John doesn't like 1000, 1100, and 1200.

Here is why.

1000, 1100, and 1200 do end in "00" <b>BUT</b> 10, 11 and 12 are not perfect squares. That's why John doesn't like them.

9 is a perfect square and John loves 900.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 7:56:23 PM

Re: All it said is he doesn't like 99 or 2400.
he don't like 300 as well.. ALL NUMBERS HE DISLIKES are divisable by 3
September 27, 2003 7:57:02 PM

Ah, but obviously he doesn't like any numbers that are divisible by three as well. So, it's a poorly made question. One is proven incorrect by the other hypothesis. I'd go for the fact that all are divisible by 3 as being the most likely problem, in which case 1000 would be correct.

Judging also by the responses, it doesn't appear they had any concern for the "divisible by 100" theorem, as all the answers end in 00.

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September 27, 2003 8:03:12 PM

Not complicated at all.

John likes perfect squares multiplied by 100.

1*100
4*100
9*100
16*100
25*100

I only saw it because I chased the 00's.

If I started looking at dividing by 3 I would have missed it.

Incidentally I was not very quick on that question. In fact, I left it blank but the test forced my to go back and complete it. Only then did I see the answer. LOL!

I had more trouble with picture patterns.

I scored 133 by the way.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 8:08:09 PM

phsstpok
Well you beat me in the test so who knows.
like umheint0 it was poorly written..
September 27, 2003 8:08:58 PM

1100 was one of the choices and it' NOT divisible by 3.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 9:00:18 PM

It's written intentionally to confuse but it's written very well.

It's a pattern recognition problem with two diversions. The "00" and the number 99 are meant to mislead you from the key to the problem.

This is what the problem would look like without the diversions. (It's just for example to explain what I mean, please no complaints).

Suppose the problem read, "John likes 4 but not 3, 25 but not 24, He also likes 1". (notice that the trap, the 99, is missing).

What number does John like?

1) 9
2) 10
3) 11
4) 12

The answer is still there but now there are less things to distract from the solution.

You can focus on what John doesn't like. He doesn't 3 and 24

Or

You can focus on what John does like which is 1, 4, and 25.

Or

You can try and concentrate on all at once.

Your choice.

You don't get much from 3 and 24 (nor did you from 300, 99, and 2400). It just doesn't tell you a lot.

However, from 1, 4, and 25 you might see a pattern (perfect squares) and you might see that only 9 fits.

You would also see why 3 and 24 do not fit.


Well, that's my total take on the problem. If I'm wrong then I'm wrong.


<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 9:13:43 PM

However, it's a general rule that 3 numbers are necessary to establish a pattern, and we have 3 cases of numbers not divisble by 3. Your explanation certainly explains your answer well, but it is rather ambiguous and I'm sure if we sat down we could find a way to eliminate 1100.

The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"
September 27, 2003 9:39:37 PM

Aren't 100, 400, and 2500 three numbers?

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 27, 2003 11:03:05 PM

Re: 1100 was one of the choices and it' NOT divisible by 3.

No one said it was divsible by 3... 1100 is mearly a choice to pick from we do not know if he likes it or hates it is mearly a variable.

What we do know..
The Numbers he dislikes are all divisable by 3
300, 99, 2400,
this
eliminates (A) 900 & (D) 1200.


likes 400 = 2x2x2x2x5x5 = 400
likes 100 = 2x2x5x5 = 100
likes 2500 = 2x2x5x5x5x5= 2500
The numbers he likes are all squares and are only made up of 2's and 5's
1000, since 1000 = 2x2x2x5x5
This means he likes (B) 1000
September 28, 2003 12:43:54 AM

OK I see what you are saying. We only needed to show what he would like. There isn't necessarily only one correct answer (or one known answer).

However, trying to state that being divisble by 3 is the only possible reason he doesn't like 300, 99, and 2400

I'm saying he possibly did not like them because they didn't fit one profile (see below).


Theory
rule - He likes numbers that are only perfect squares times 100 and dislikes <b>everything else</b>.

He likes 100, 1 x 1 x 100. (fits rule)
He likes 400, 2 x 2 x 100. (fits rule)
He likes 2500, 5 x 5 x 100. (fits rule)

This rule is equally good to your 2's and 5's rule.

Supposition
He likes 900 because 3 x 3 x 100. (fits rule)

He doesn't like 99, 300, 2400. They don't fit the rule.

Supposition
He doesn't like 1000, 1100, 1200. These also don't fit the rule.

Summary

Your way one choice is made but one number is unknown whether it is a like or dislike.

My way onlye one choice is possible and all numbers are explained as likes or dislikes. There are no unknowns.

Both ways come up with an answer. Just not the same anwer.

We could both be wrong.

What if John didn't care about 2's and 5's nor did he care about perfect squares * 100? What if he liked 100, 400, and 2500 for another reason that we don't see?

If these were true then we picked a number for the wrong reason.

Anyway, that's the pattern I saw. That's why I chose the answer I did.

As I said if I'm wrong then I'm wrong.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
September 28, 2003 2:36:41 AM

Re: My way onlye one choice is possible and all numbers are explained as likes or dislikes. There are no unknowns.

hmmm I don't see it that way, cause you are ignoring the clear pattern established that he does not like #s divisible by 3

My way works.. unless you choose to ignor the 3 divisible pattern.

I think its wiser to see the variable and see the pattern. Rather than not see a variable and ignor the pattern.
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