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    adding numbers

    I have homework which has a loy of trick questions. They seem very easy but r in fact very difficult. The question is -

    NINETY FOUR + 6 +
    TWELVE + 4
    X 2 = ?

    CAn anyone work out the answer ?

    PS - The answer is not 232 or 120 !
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    Quote Originally Posted by shah57 View Post
    I have homework which has a loy of trick questions. They seem very easy but r in fact very difficult. The question is -

    NINETY FOUR + 6 +
    TWELVE + 4
    X 2 = ?

    CAn anyone work out the answer ?

    PS - The answer is not 232 or 120 !
    Why are you using text instead of numbers?!!

    94+6+12+4*2=120

    Why do you think its not 120?
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    I have posted the question exactly the way appears. 94 and 12 r in text and not figures

    I can see its a trick question and there is another way of working it out

    i have already asked the tutor and she said the answer is not 232 or 120
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    Your tutor doesn't know math.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OReilly View Post
    Your tutor doesn't know math.
    It is very like the "puzzles" set on UK TV quize channels. They are
    deliberatly ambigous, and abuse all the normal rules.

    In general its a waste of time attempting them.

    RonL
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    does that mean there is not an answer for this question
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    Quote Originally Posted by shah57 View Post
    does that mean there is not an answer for this question
    I'm sure the setter has an answer in mind

    For instance the X 2 could well mean 12 (Roman 10 (X) and 2).

    RonL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    It is very like the "puzzles" set on UK TV quize channels. They are
    deliberatly ambigous, and abuse all the normal rules.

    In general its a waste of time attempting them.

    RonL
    I have never seen puzzle like this on TV.

    If there is such a puzzle on TV then it's most stupidest puzzle I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OReilly View Post
    I have never seen puzzle like this on TV.

    If there is such a puzzle on TV then it's most stupidest puzzle I have ever seen.
    These occur on "Quiz" channels, which have recently been subject
    to a lot of criticism in the UK for this sort of think and even more
    peculiar practises.

    You should remember that the TV station is making money from the
    public phoning in answers on premium rate lines from which the channel
    makes its revenue. From the point of view of maximising revenue such
    questions are not stupid. But a public which continues to enter such
    competitions after witnessing the show for any length of time certainly
    does qualify as stupid.

    RonL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    These occur on "Quiz" channels, which have recently been subject
    to a lot of criticism in the UK for this sort of think and even more
    peculiar practises.

    You should remember that the TV station is making money from the
    public phoning in answers on premium rate lines from which the channel
    makes its revenue. From the point of view of maximising revenue such
    questions are not stupid. But a public which continues to enter such
    competitions after witnessing the show for any length of time certainly
    does qualify as stupid.

    RonL
    I saw lot of stupid puzzles in such quiz channels, but this is most stupidest I have ever seen.

    I am sorry for those people who are calling, really they should educate them selves better.
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