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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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This appeared on another forum with the caption " It is said that over 50% of Harvard, Princeton, and MIT students get this wrong."

I was aghast. I was astounded. I was mortified. I was not busy so I printed up the picture and took it outside to show the common man. First I asked my neighbor, he said I should get away from him or he will bush ( pronounced like bus with an h added on ) my tailbone. I quickly left him and made my way quickly down the stairs. There I met the managerial staff just getting in. They said they do not play baseball so they did not know. I asked everyone I saw. Besides from getting mugged I got these stats

People polled 174.

141 did not play baseball. 30 cursed me in their native language. 2 said they were not good at math and the first threatened my tailbone.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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Perhaps those students of Harvard, Princeton and MIT would also be interested in the following questions?

What is CD in Roman numerals?

The cube of a number is that number multiplied by itself three times – true or false?

What is the pseudonym of the writer Mark Twain?

*Bassaricyon neblina*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am willing to bet that ole I mean young ShivamS can answer all these questions correctly.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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Well, they’re not that difficult.

#1. What is CD in Roman numerals?

#2. The cube of a number is that number multiplied by itself three times – true or false?

#3. What is the pseudonym of the writer Mark Twain?

*Last edited by Olinguito (2014-10-08 04:45:35)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I almost got half right.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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bobbym wrote:

I almost got half right.

You did better than over 50% of students from Princeton, Harvard and MIT.

*Bassaricyon neblina*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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And I only had to use half of my wits to do it!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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I scored 2/3

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Olinguito wrote:

Well, they’re not that difficult.

#1. What is CD in Roman numerals?

#2. The cube of a number is that number multiplied by itself three times – true or false?

#3. What is the pseudonym of the writer Mark Twain?

Not really difficult as they are easy questions, so you'll naturally think that they might be trick questions.

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Why is m surfing 9GAG?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not understand the question.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Biological Thermodynamics wrote:

This equation might look abstract and confusing.

Why were you surfing 9GAG?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is that? Why would I be surfing it?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Because the picture in post 1 says so.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was following some links and that was on the side of the page.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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