Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#1 2014-05-31 11:47:21

ShivamS
Member
Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,648

Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

This is a funny example of lateral thinking from http://www.sodahead.com/fun/student-who … n-2373981/

It outlines a test followed by the students answers after the asterisk.

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? * his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? * at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state? * liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce? * marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure? * exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast? * Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple? * The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become? * It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ? * No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand? * You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ? * Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? * No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? *Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Offline

#2 2014-05-31 11:48:34

ShivamS
Member
Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,648

Re: Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

A middle or high school science teacher gave his students this scenario: you’re standing by a tall building, and you need to find out about how tall it is. All you have available is a barometer. How can you use that to find out how tall the building is?

The “proper” answer, of course, was to measure the pressure on the ground, and at the top floor (or roof, if you could get to it) of the building, and use the formula for air pressure reduction by altitude to get the altitude of the roof and thus height of the building.

But one of his students decided to “smart off” and said, “Drop the barometer from off the top of the building, and time how long it takes to hit the ground. Plug that into the formula for gravitational acceleration.”

Offline

#3 2014-05-31 11:53:22

ShivamS
Member
Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,648

Re: Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

I am posting multiple times because these are separate jokes.

A man is the only survivor on a ship wreck. He searches the island he's on and finds a Crab, a pot from the ship, planks of wood from the ship to make a hut, Some fresh water, some fire wood and 1 single match. He wants to make some crab soup. What should he light first?

The match.

Offline

#4 2014-06-04 12:16:33

soroban
Member
Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 452

Re: Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

Regarding ShivamS's post about the barometer problem
"Use a barometer to determine the height of a building" . . .

There is a variation that makes the rounds from time to time.

It seems that the question was asked on State exam.
A bright student knew the expected answer, but decided
to show off his knowledge. When his answers was rejected,
he insisted that his answer was correct. After all, the question
did not state how the barometer was to be used.

They gave him a re-test. This time he answered, "Climb up
the outside of the building, measuring the height in
barometer-lengths ..." They stopped him. "No, no, that
won't do!"

He said, "Approach the building superintendent and say,
'If you'll tell me the height of this building, I'll give you
this expensive baromater." Again, they said, "No! You must
give a scientific use of the barometer.

This time he answered, "Tie a string to the baromater.
At the top of the building, measure the period of the pendulum.
Do that same at the bottom of the building. From the difference
we can calculate the height."

They said, "That's not what we want." He said, "Tell me what
you want." And they found that they couldn't answer him
without giving away the answer.

He had one method. "Measure the barometer's shadow.
Measure the building's shadow. From similar triangles,
we can calculate the height of the building."

They gave up and gave him back the points.

Offline

#5 2014-06-04 12:47:25

ShivamS
Member
Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,648

Re: Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

Nice variation and welcome back to the forum!

Offline

#6 2014-06-04 12:57:49

Agnishom
Real Member
From: Riemann Sphere
Registered: 2011-01-29
Posts: 24,838
Website

Re: Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam (I would have given him 100%)

Nice one!

What is your favorite color?


'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.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB