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No Summer School for me!

Category:Other
Submitted By:Codammanus
Fun:*** (2.49)
Difficulty:**** (3.14)



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 on this teaser


Posted by griphook06/13/03
and the answer is ? 1, 2.5, 3, 4, and 5.8. Another Codammanus magnum opus.

Posted by mogmatt1606/19/03
I don;t quite get it. And what does that number group have to do with anything?

Posted by Codammanus06/19/03
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.

Posted by Codammanus06/19/03
Grip, of course went the extra mile!

Posted by Gerd08/08/03
Well, with 5 seconds left, I think our student is ready for grail-society!

Posted by SmartFart07/05/05
i'm smart. i got it EASILY!!! 8)

Posted by deepsea10/14/05
thats a mean math teacher :lol:

Posted by MusiK12/28/09
wow I would've failed :oops:

Posted by JQPublic09/26/10
I think it's easier to pass the maths exam than to pass this one. EXTREMELY difficult.




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