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December 08, 2011, 04:02:30 PM
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For 0.31415927 BTC:

Below are the answers to a question taken directly from a GMAT test:

a)   4π sq. inches
b)   8π sq. inches
c)   16 sq. inches
d)   16π sq. inches
e)   32π sq. inches

What was the original question, which answer is the correct answer, and why?

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December 08, 2011, 04:30:27 PM
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d) is the correct answer
0.314... was a good start(pi) and then  I decided that d) is most similar to other 2 answers

...and then I found this: http://jnlnet.wordpress.com/tag/social-science/

guess I was right with much less logic

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December 08, 2011, 08:13:55 PM
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You make is sound like you basically guessed at the answer and then used Google to check your guess.

This has been a valuable learning experience for me and makes me really feel for any teacher nowdays that is trying to get their students to think and discover things for themselves.  When the answers to every question are so easily available people don't get to have that feeling of discovery that comes from actually thinking through a puzzle and finding the answer themselves.

You did get the correct answer and although it is not at all what I was looking for the link to the answer does satisfy the other two parts of the question, namely what was the original test question and how can you know the test question by just looking at the answers.

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December 08, 2011, 08:45:50 PM
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Then pose a better question:

()® 1 t4at 15n't s0 3saLy g00g1ed...

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December 09, 2011, 02:02:04 AM
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Then pose a better question:

()® 1 t4at 15n't s0 3saLy g00g1ed...

OMG That says "Or 1 that isn't so esaLy googled..."

what do i win? :DD
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December 09, 2011, 11:45:44 PM
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(marking) Wink

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December 09, 2011, 11:59:50 PM
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You make is sound like you basically guessed at the answer and then used Google to check your guess.

This has been a valuable learning experience for me and makes me really feel for any teacher nowdays that is trying to get their students to think and discover things for themselves.  When the answers to every question are so easily available people don't get to have that feeling of discovery that comes from actually thinking through a puzzle and finding the answer themselves.

You did get the correct answer and although it is not at all what I was looking for the link to the answer does satisfy the other two parts of the question, namely what was the original test question and how can you know the test question by just looking at the answers.

BTC grudginly sent.

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December 10, 2011, 12:09:39 AM
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For 0.1271828183 BTC, What is stored in alpha when this pseudocode is finished executing? (EX: Alpha contains {0,1,2,3,4})

int[] alpha = new int[5];
int j = 0;

While(j<5)
{
   alpha[j] = j + 5;

   if (j % 2 == 1)
   alpha[j - 1] = alpha[j] + 2;
   j = j + 1;
}
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December 10, 2011, 12:31:12 AM
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{ 8, 6, 10, 8, 9 }

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December 10, 2011, 12:45:33 AM
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That's correct.

I wanted an excuse to give e away. :p
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December 10, 2011, 01:12:09 AM
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That's correct.

I wanted an excuse to give e away. :p

Wouldn't that be 0.27182818 (e/10) instead of 0.12718281 then?

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December 10, 2011, 01:30:35 AM
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Yes. Smiley But it was too easy, so I didn't want to give 0.27182818 away. But 0.02718281 is too little. So I added a 1.
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December 10, 2011, 03:03:51 AM
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OP, if you offer more of these challenges and I happen to catch you on phrasing the challenge question poorly, or some other error that places the question out of the context for which it was intended because I can't POSSIBLY be bothered to look up the how to calculate your answer and subsequently perform said calculation, but yet, simultaneously, happen to have the time to construct this long-winded plea in hopes of gaining an edge in this competition-for-brainiacs, would you graciously accept my sound linguistic reasoning as a suitable replacement for an answer and reward me with digital delight (i.e. BTC)?

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December 10, 2011, 07:27:56 AM
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bwagner's question was immediately apparent to me.  Perhaps having memorized pi to 8 digits in college helped me.

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April 08, 2012, 11:44:32 PM
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The first to post the Alphabet from a...z, backwards from z...a and upside down. WINS 0.5 BTC


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April 09, 2012, 12:18:33 AM
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The first to post the Alphabet from a...z, backwards from z...a and upside down. WINS 0.5 BTC



Should the whole thing be flipped upside down ( ɐqɔpǝɟƃɥıɾʞlɯuodbɹsʇnʌʍxʎz ) or each individual character ( zʎxʍʌnʇsɹbdouɯlʞɾıɥƃɟǝpɔqɐ ) ?

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April 09, 2012, 12:28:16 AM
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The first to post the Alphabet from a...z, backwards from z...a and upside down. WINS 0.5 BTC



Should the whole thing be flipped upside down ( ɐqɔpǝɟƃɥıɾʞlɯuodbɹsʇnʌʍxʎz ) or each individual character ( zʎxʍʌnʇsɹbdouɯlʞɾıɥƃɟǝpɔqɐ ) ?



WINNER, but are you forgetting something?

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April 09, 2012, 01:19:03 AM
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 zʎxʍʌnʇsɹbdouɯlʞɾıɥƃɟǝpɔqɐ

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April 09, 2012, 01:33:27 AM
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The first to post the Alphabet from a...z, backwards from z...a and upside down. WINS 0.5 BTC



Should the whole thing be flipped upside down ( ɐqɔpǝɟƃɥıɾʞlɯuodbɹsʇnʌʍxʎz ) or each individual character ( zʎxʍʌnʇsɹbdouɯlʞɾıɥƃɟǝpɔqɐ ) ?



WINNER, but are you forgetting something?

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April 09, 2012, 01:36:34 AM
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