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Riddle me this!
#1
If you would pick an answer for this question at random, what is the chance you'd be correct?

A) 25%
B) 50%
C) 60%
D) 25%

Yes, I wrote that correctly.
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#2
.... HM.

At first glance you would say "25%" because there are four choices. Buuuut, two of those choices are "25%", so if this were true, then the answer would in fact actually be "50%" because two of the choices are the same. But if THAT were true, then that in fact contradicts the statement that 1 in 4 are correct because in fact 2 in 4 are correct, which makes the logic behind picking "50%" invalid so HGGGGGGGGGN.
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#3
When it comes to multiple choice questions, the answer is usually C.
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Oh God I love this kind of lil' "games".
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...Huh?
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... So technically there are three choices.

... Wouldn't it be a 33% chance you are correct? Unless there's some difference between A and D?
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It's a trick question. The answer is 50%.
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#8
...Er. But we don't actually know the question. It's only asking for the chance that we'd be correct, if we selected an answer at random.
...So it's a different question.


Wait.

I ran with that train of logic and read it again.
We can either be right or wrong.
My vote goes with B, 50%.

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(11-02-2011, 09:30 AM)Uthaniel Wrote: It's a trick question. The answer is 50%.

But the two answers that are the same say "25%", which contradicts saying 50%. Herp.
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Answer below:
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Quote:If you would pick an answer for this question at random, what is the chance you'd be correct?
Analyze the question. "If you pick an answer for this question at random" does not imply you need to pick one of the four alternatives, neither does it state you're not allowed to give it thought.

This said.

A and D are the same.
C is the obviously wrong choice.

By only picking randomly between A and B (Because A=D and C is wrong), the chance of getting it right is 50%.

Hence, the answer is B.

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#11
Nah, the answer could be 0%.

My logic is this:

The wording of the question never stipulates that we -are- bound to pick one of the four choices, but merely asks us to calculate what our chances of being correct would be if we were.

The 25/50% conflict discussed above talks about how neither of the otherwise viable answers are correct.

If we have to pick one of the four answers, we will never be right.

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#12
Simple. A.

Why? Answer starts with an A, therefore, A is the ANSWER.
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(11-02-2011, 09:46 AM)Uthaniel Wrote: Answer below:
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Quote:If you would pick an answer for this question at random, what is the chance you'd be correct?
Analyze the question. "If you pick an answer for this question at random" does not imply you need to pick one of the four alternatives, neither does it state you're not allowed to give it thought.

This said.

A and D are the same.
C is the obviously wrong choice.

By only picking randomly between A and B (Because A=D and C is wrong), the chance of getting it right is 50%.

Hence, the answer is B.

Ah.

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#14
When in doubt, choose C!
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