Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Mathday

    Once upon a long time ago (early grade school IIRC) my sister and I were both given IQ tests.  I have no idea what either of us scored on it, but I do remember discussing one particular question with her afterward.

    We were given five words - Wrist, Finger, Elbow Shoulder, Palm - and told to arrange them in order.   I put Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Palm, Finger (or the reverse, perhaps).  My sister put them in alphabetical order.

    I always figured that I got a higher score on that particular question, because the IQ peeps were looking to see if we recognized the relation between all five words.  But really, what is wrong with alphabetizing them instead?

    And when you get right down to it, "8" is more curly than "6".

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