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## frankv

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#1543877 29-Apr-2016 10:36

Geektastic:

frankv:

There's a Police Numeracy Assessment?

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".

## sleemanj

1340 posts

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#1543896 29-Apr-2016 10:46

5/3 is 5 times greater than 1/3

5 is 5 times greater than 1

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## geoffwnz

825 posts

Ultimate Geek

#1543897 29-Apr-2016 10:47

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.

## BigPipeNZ

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#1543898 29-Apr-2016 10:47

sleemanj:

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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## geoffwnz

825 posts

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#1543899 29-Apr-2016 10:48

sleemanj:

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.

## kiwifidget

1944 posts

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#1543910 29-Apr-2016 11:03

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!

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

## floydbloke

2258 posts

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#1543932 29-Apr-2016 11:17

My brain hurts.

The three hardest things to say: 1. I was wrong, 2. I need help, 3. Worcestershire sauce.

## trig42

Banana?
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#1543934 29-Apr-2016 11:19

Where can you do the test?

## kiwifidget

1944 posts

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#1543946 29-Apr-2016 11:25

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

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

## trig42

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#1543947 29-Apr-2016 11:29

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 :)

## frankv

3833 posts

Uber Geek

#1543952 29-Apr-2016 11:34

Maybe its really an obediance test?

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

## Geektastic

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#1543961 29-Apr-2016 11:42

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?

## blackjack17

1095 posts

Uber Geek

#1543965 29-Apr-2016 11:46

I got this one wrong

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

As for the OP's question no idea

## Inphinity

2572 posts

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#1543967 29-Apr-2016 11:52

## trig42

Banana?
5006 posts

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#1543969 29-Apr-2016 11:55

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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