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#21 mike the wiz

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:26 AM

I think number 3 is easy, the lion wouldn't have had food or water for a month so you it would be dead, so you go by way of the lion's den. :)



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:21 AM

Thought this was interesting.

 

So the teacher gives this question, kind of a trick question about fractions.

But the kid answered it correctly and still got it wrong:

 

Marty ate 4/6 of his pizza and Luis ate 5/6 of his pizza. Marty ate more pizza than Luis. How is that possible?

 

http://www.inquisitr...used-and-irate/



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

 

 

Thatsneakyguy: Marty ate 4/6 of his pizza and Luis ate 5/6 of his pizza. Marty ate more pizza than Luis. How is that possible?

 

Because Marty was eating a bigger pizza, perhaps? (seems that can only be the answer, I won't click on your link as I assume it give the answer?)



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:29 AM

Because Marty was eating a bigger pizza, perhaps? (seems that can only be the answer, I won't click on your link as I assume it give the answer?)

 

Yes, exactly.

 

But this is actually a true story, not a riddle.

 

Basically this teacher was teaching fractions, and handed out a worksheet/quiz.  So instead of writing a simple question - like "Which is bigger 4/6 or 5/6?" -  the question was turned into the pizza word problem.  It was kind of a trick question IMO.

 

So the kid thought it was a riddle, and answered like you did, but the teacher marked it wrong.

 

The link is the news article I was reading.

 

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