17 thoughts on “Here’s a quick IQ test to determine how clever you are

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    They missed some…

    If you take two apples from three apples, how many do you have?

    How many outs in an inning?

    How many birthdays does the average person have?

  2. That 2+5×10 question is bullshit. In maths you would have brackets, so it would be 2+(5×10)= or am i missing some really weird maths rule?

    • I think the equation is correct whether it has the parenthesis (brackets) or not since we are only talking about a total of three numbers. For clarity, though, the parenthesis are important.

      Of course, this may just be an American thing–your use of “maths” indicates to me you are not in the USA, so your standards may be different.

    • There’s a saying some folks use called “Pity My Dear Aunt Sally” so they can remember precedence in math. Items in Parentheses (Pity) are resolved first. Then multiplication (My), division (Dear), addition (Aunt), subtraction (Sally). That doesn’t address exponents but if you’re calculating expotential notation, you might not need the reminder.

      But then other folks focus on All Cows Eat Grass, Every Good Boy Does Fine, Good Boys Do Fine Always, Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away, FACE,and the knuckle system, so there are all types of reminders out there.

    • That was an easy one. That’s how you do math. Multiplication and division always come before addition and subtraction. The only reason someone would add parenthesis to that question would be to help people who sucked at math.

    • You are absolutely correct. While there are hierarchy rules which tell you to perform the multiplication first, then the addition, no mathematician would write that without enclosing the multiplication in some form of brackets. Mathematicians are a bit obsessive-compulsive about clarity.

  3. The brackets would be crucial if there were many numbers to be dealt with, so I agree with Conan and Tim.

    • Man, that was tough.

      I would never be able to graduate on an athletic scholarship if I had to pass that.

  4. Awww 125…got the pea one wrong and, How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?I put 5 derrr.

  5. The test-maker has no room for smugness: one does not choose “between” three items. One chooses “among” three items.

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