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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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 griphook Jun 13, 2003 and the answer is ? 1, 2.5, 3, 4, and 5.8. Another Codammanus magnum opus. mogmatt16 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 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!!! deepsea Oct 14, 2005 thats a mean math teacher MusiK Dec 28, 2009 wow I would've failed JQPublic Sep 26, 2010 I think it's easier to pass the maths exam than to pass this one. EXTREMELY difficult.