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## Jaxson

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#1543982 29-Apr-2016 12:26

Yeah as others are saying, it's not that it's necessarily overly difficult, but the difficulty is in the ambiguity of determining what they're actually asking for.

It's poorly worded.

Questions like this, especially when forming part of an assessment, annoy me.  It's rude and insulting to present a question in such a vague manner.

## frankv

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#1543985 29-Apr-2016 12:30

Jaxson:

It's rude and insulting to present a question in such a vague manner.

What did you expect from the NZ Police?

## mdooher

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#1543996 29-Apr-2016 12:41

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

Why would it bounce back? of they are actual objects then they would not have overlapped, so they must just be abstract mathematical symbols, they should continue on their merry way... the cops answer is wrong

Matthew

## MikeAqua

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#1544002 29-Apr-2016 13:02

This explains a lot.

Last cop I met didn't understand the difference between instantaneous velocity and acceleration.

When quizzed couldn't even provide a suitable unit for acceleration ...

Mike

## kiwifidget

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#1544017 29-Apr-2016 13:51

I really wish I had named this thread "Are you smart enough to be a cop?".

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

## kiwifidget

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#1544019 29-Apr-2016 14:00

I chose my answer because the 4-sided shape was divided into 4 equal parts, so I went with the answer that was a 3-sided shape divided into 3 equal parts.

But it seems the actual answer is something else.

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

## trig42

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#1544026 29-Apr-2016 14:17

kiwifidget:

I chose my answer because the 4-sided shape was divided into 4 equal parts, so I went with the answer that was a 3-sided shape divided into 3 equal parts.

But it seems the actual answer is something else.

I chose the last one (with the vertical line) as I thought it made the resultant shapes symmetrical (like the one you chose). The one they chose would be the third of my choices.

## Jaxson

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#1544079 29-Apr-2016 15:55

Seriously?!!

So, many, questions?

What's with the ambiguous questions, that can be answered (correctly) in multiple ways, each with a different answer.  It's just plain dumb if the question is not specific enough for the candidate to know which way you want it answer.

What's with using that as an assessment for a police officer?

How big is an ego to think that those who 'get it right' are the ones who magically think like you?  It's as if you're screening out the smarter ones who can recognise that there are multiple potential ways this bad boy could be approached.

Plain weird.  Someone was paid to create this rubbish.

## mdooher

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#1544080 29-Apr-2016 16:01

Jaxson:

Seriously?!!

So, many, questions?

What's with the ambiguous questions, that can be answered (correctly) in multiple ways, each with a different answer.  It's just plain dumb if the question is not specific enough for the candidate to know which way you want it answer.

What's with using that as an assessment for a police officer?

How big is an ego to think that those who 'get it right' are the ones who magically think like you?  It's as if you're screening out the smarter ones who can recognise that there are multiple potential ways this bad boy could be approached.

Plain weird.  Someone was paid to create this rubbish.

I would think the answer should be a triangle with lines terminating in the middle of each side and meeting in the middle

Matthew

## BTR

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#1544082 29-Apr-2016 16:06

Supposedly they made the standards for becoming a police officer lower because there was a shortage of officer, would hate to know what the old test was like.

Maybe if you can pass the test you are over qualified....

## MikeAqua

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#1544086 29-Apr-2016 16:12

You are all missing the point.  The right answer is whatever the police say it is, because the police are never wrong.

Mike

## Batman

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#1544089 29-Apr-2016 16:16

Wow the top dogs really want to hire some gang with the same way of thinking. (Which i can't decipher, but neither clever nor normal)

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

## Jase2985

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#1544093 29-Apr-2016 16:35

mdooher:
I would think the answer should be a triangle with lines terminating in the middle of each side and meeting in the middle

Thats my thinking too because none of the other answers shown make any sense

## SepticSceptic

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#1544100 29-Apr-2016 16:54

Ahh, their marking template has slipped .....

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

## RunningMan

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#1544146 29-Apr-2016 17:59

Anyone made contact to tell them?

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