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No Summer School for me!



 

Puzzle ID:#12998
Fun:*** (2.49)
Difficulty:**** (3.14)
Category:Other
Submitted By:Codammanus***
Corrected By:dumbell

 

 

 



A student about to graduate High School just finds out that his Math teacher gave him a failing grade. He does not want to go to summer school, and thinks he deserves a passing grade. His teacher gives him one last chance to earn the passing grade. He gives him some words, fractions, definitions, a question, a group of whole numbers, and two phrases. They are:

Square, Ellipse, Four-sided Polygon, One-sided, Ellipse, How many people inhabit the Moon?(Zero is not acceptable), Trapezoid, Isosceles, 1/26, 12/26

And the group: 5.8, 1, 3, 4, 2.5

He also says: "What A is to the Alphabet becomes greater."

The teacher tells the student that the things he has given him, when understood properly, will lead him to do something with the number group. The student is allowed 1 minute to figure out what to do with this group. What is it? Does he eliminate the decimals? Does he eliminate the whole numbers? Or perhaps he has to isolate the numbers that are related in some other way?

Well, this student REALLY doesn't want to spend his summer making up math class. He is able to solve the problem with 5 seconds left on the clock. What did the student do with the number group based on the information provided by his teacher to get that passing grade?




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Comments

griphookph*
Jun 13, 2003

and the answer is ? 1, 2.5, 3, 4, and 5.8. Another Codammanus magnum opus.
mogmatt16Ava*
Jun 19, 2003

I don;t quite get it. And what does that number group have to do with anything?
Codammanus
Jun 19, 2003

Answer:
"The teacher tells the student that the things he has given him, when understood properly, will lead him to do something with the number group." I did NOT ask YOU to do anything w/ the numbers, but what did THE STUDENT do with them based on what the teacher said. The whole point was for you to think what the student needed to think.
Codammanus
Jun 19, 2003

Grip, of course went the extra mile!
highiq151
Aug 03, 2003

um.. kay, is this bad that i don't understand
Gerd*de*
Aug 08, 2003

Well, with 5 seconds left, I think our student is ready for grail-society!
SmartFart*
Jul 05, 2005

i'm smart. i got it EASILY!!!
deepseaAus*
Oct 14, 2005

thats a mean math teacher
MusiK*
Dec 28, 2009

wow I would've failed
JQPublict*
Sep 26, 2010

I think it's easier to pass the maths exam than to pass this one. EXTREMELY difficult.



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