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  #1543877 29-Apr-2016 10:36
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Geektastic:

 

frankv:

 

There's a Police Numeracy Assessment? surprised

 

I've always believed that there was no intelligence test to join the NZ Police.

 

The fact that the "correct" answer is given as 1 as opposed to 3/5 suggests that the situation is far worse... the Police apparently seek to avoid hiring people with numeracy skills. Perhaps this reduces Police payroll costs?

 

 

I cannot see a way to arrive at the answer 1, can you?

 

 

Prezactly! Anyone with the necessary numeracy to come up with 3/5 will be penalised. Only the innumerate *and* lucky guessers will get 1.

 

Must try this... "Speeding? Oh no, officer. My speed was to limit as 5/3 is to 1/5".

 

 


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  #1543896 29-Apr-2016 10:46
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It's poorly worded, but the answer 1 clearly comes about because...

 

5/3 is 5 times greater than 1/3

 

5 is 5 times greater than 1

 

 

 

 

 

I misread the question.

 

 

 

 





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  #1543897 29-Apr-2016 10:47
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The only way it can be 1 is if the denominators are ignored completely.

 

So 5/3 to 1/5 = 5 to 1.

 

Which makes no sense at all.





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  #1543898 29-Apr-2016 10:47
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sleemanj:

 

 

 

It's poorly worded, but the answer 1 clearly comes about because...

 

5/3 is 5 times greater than 1/3

 

5 is 5 times greater than 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

if that was the question, yes.   but that isn't what the OP wrote.

 

 

 

(so maybe the question had a typo? in which case the answer of 1 would be "correct")





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  #1543899 29-Apr-2016 10:48
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sleemanj:

 

 It's poorly worded, but the answer 1 clearly comes about because...

 

5/3 is 5 times greater than 1/3

 

5 is 5 times greater than 1

 

 

 

Which would be the case if the 2nd fraction was 1/3, not the 1/5 that the question states.







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  #1543910 29-Apr-2016 11:03
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I'm getting the feeling that there are two scenarios :

 

1. The question is correctly worded and the answer should be 3/5.

 

2. The question is incorrectly worded (should say 5/3 is to 1/3) and the answer is 1.

 

 

 

I'll have to keep retaking the test until I get that question again just to be sure.

 

I have a screenshot of the question but not the answer. Doh!





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  #1543932 29-Apr-2016 11:17
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  #1543934 29-Apr-2016 11:19
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Where can you do the test?




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  #1543946 29-Apr-2016 11:25
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Ok, here is the question and answer according the to the Police :

 

 

And here is where you can take the test :

 

https://www.newcops.co.nz/recruitment-process/take-practice-test/take/1





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  #1543947 29-Apr-2016 11:29
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It has to be a mistake. Either the question is wrong, or the answer is wrong. That wording at  least makes sense, and the answer is 3/5.

 

Off to do the test myself :)


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  #1543952 29-Apr-2016 11:34
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Maybe its really an obediance test?

 

Did the instructions include "Answer 1 to all questions, even if the answer isn't 1"?

 

 


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  #1543961 29-Apr-2016 11:42
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frankv:

 

Maybe its really an obediance test?

 

Did the instructions include "Answer 1 to all questions, even if the answer isn't 1"?

 

 

 

 

Before you on the table are two pills. One is red, the other blue. Which do you take?






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  #1543965 29-Apr-2016 11:46
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I got this one wrong

 

 

my interpretation was the objects passing through, theirs was bouncing back

 

 

 

As for the OP's question no idea

 

 

 

 





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  #1543967 29-Apr-2016 11:52
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The answer '1' is not correct for the question as asked.


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  #1543969 29-Apr-2016 11:55
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blackjack17:

 

I got this one wrong

 

 

my interpretation was the objects passing through, theirs was bouncing back

 

 

 

As for the OP's question no idea

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would have put the same as you.

 

I just did a couple of runs through, and the only ones I got 'wrong' were interpretation ones like this.


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