Thursday, October 9, 2008

blog trivia #1



A turtle walks in line

12 turtles are in front of him

3 turtles are behind him

How many turtles are in line?
What is the basis of your answer?

11 comments:

  1. Sixten turtles. 12+3=15+1=16
    LOL!

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  2. A turtle walks in line, indicates to me that there is just one turtle.

    It doesn't indicate that the 12 in front are in line. They could be scattered in different directions. Nor does it say that there are three turtles in line behind him.

    So One is my answer.

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  3. He = 1 turtle

    12 are in front of him = 13 turtles

    3 behind him = 16 turtles

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  4. I would say the 2nd grade answer would be 16, but the analytical adult answer would be 1. The problem did not mention that the other 15 were also "in line", they could be scattered.

    Not sure if this teacher is going to like me. Already I have sent back a note to mark correct an answer that was marked incorrect on son's papers he brought home.

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  5. ok 16 turtles...I know there is some joke to this



    no no no only 1 turtle.. (A TURTLE IS IN LINE) NONE OF THE OTHERS ARE IN LINE....HAHAHAHA, UM IM I RIGHT?

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  6. kin'shar
    this was just a homework problem for my 2nd grader.

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  7. motorcycle fairings
    lol, tried to have a pet wild turtle as a kid, we let it go, can't remember why

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