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## kiwifidget

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#1544147 29-Apr-2016 18:00

RunningMan:

Anyone made contact to tell them?

Yes. I have not heard back.

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## JWR

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#1544148 29-Apr-2016 18:05

I did the test too.

Another question was 12 is to 4 as 9 is to? ... and the answer was 3, as expected.

So, I have no idea how 1 was the answer to the original problem.

## floydbloke

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#1544199 29-Apr-2016 19:26

MikeAqua:

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

Your statement is frighteningly close to the truth when you think about things like the Arthur Allan Thomas case or Hillsborough '89

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## Batman

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#1544201 29-Apr-2016 19:29

MikeAqua:

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

You have put it so eloquently. This.

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## Morgenmuffel

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#1544208 29-Apr-2016 19:45

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 can actually see their reasoning on this one, in that the first square matches a part of the second square (ok it matches all 4 parts), so if you apply that logic the first triangle (equilateral?) can only go into the one that they marked as the correct answer, as that is the only one that has a matching (equilateral?) shaped triangle as part of it

I go the knot one wrong I did exactly the same as the other poster

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## darylblake

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#1544217 29-Apr-2016 20:01

Is it one of those psychometric type tests?

When you have a poorly worded problem people will intemperate it differently. To be honest I don't really technically understand how you come to an answer of 1.

The only pattern I can see is the number before the slash, but I would personally intemperate these as fractions if I were solving the problem.

## plod

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#1544262 29-Apr-2016 21:31

Geektastic:

To be honest I have yet to meet the average Plod who would be likely to know this one!

you are correct. I haven't a clue

## kiwifidget

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#1544293 29-Apr-2016 22:21

plod:
Geektastic:

To be honest I have yet to meet the average Plod who would be likely to know this one!

you are correct. I haven't a clue

That's funny right there!

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#1544347 30-Apr-2016 05:41

None of those three 'correct' answers makes any sense to me; I would have chosen the same knot and triangle you guys did. How did they get 1? Or that triangle? Maybe the test is 'Does the candidate care enough to say "Hey, this can't be right!" :)

## Batman

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#1544354 30-Apr-2016 05:59

Maybe the test is which candidate can kiss donkeys.

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## riahon

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#1544356 30-Apr-2016 06:24

I think the test is to see who would challenge poorly worded instructions when you complete the feedback at the end. Those that do are automatically removed. Complete obedience is required.

## Jaxson

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#1544361 30-Apr-2016 07:29

12 is to 4 as 9 is to? ... and the answer was 3, as expected.

Or 12 is 8 more than 4, so 9 is 8 more than 1

Or 12 is 8 more than 4, and 9 is 3 less than 12, so 9 - 5 = 4

It totally depends on where you want to take it, and what answers are there that could match.

Bunch of donkey does sound about right.

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#1544494 30-Apr-2016 14:04

Jaxson: 12 is to 4 as 9 is to? ... and the answer was 3, as expected.

Or 12 is 8 more than 4, so 9 is 8 more than 1

Or 12 is 8 more than 4, and 9 is 3 less than 12, so 9 - 5 = 4

It totally depends on where you want to take it, and what answers are there that could match.

Bunch of donkey does sound about right.

That's the trouble with being creative. So many ways to look at things. :)

## Batman

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#1544537 30-Apr-2016 16:18

I think this question makes sense if the thread title is changed from maths question to police entrance test.

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## Athlonite

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#1545675 3-May-2016 00:01

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