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Old 04-04-2012, 05:10 AM
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Default IQ test. You will like it but it is tough.

This IQ test was developed in Denmark. There's no spam. The test is free and, for me, very challenging but very fun and I usually don't like this sort of thing.

My IQ, according to this is 103 so I'm average at best. I've done a little better on other tests but this one makes you think hard!!

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:54 AM
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I did 103 also but have done 135 and 150 on others
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Not really a proper test, only visuo-spacial and mathematical thinking. They gave me 107. When I was tested over 30 years ago they just told me, "let's just say you're well within the top 10% of university graduates in the state". Sounded cool at the time but as vague as it gets ...

Either my state or our graduates aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, or I've lost a lot of brain cells, or this isn't a true test of IQ.

Thanks for the brain exercise, Reso - badly needed!
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I took the test. I got a headache.
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IQ tests are invalid on me because of dyslexia. Sometimes I'll get 140, sometimes I'll get 105. Some parts of my cognition work at around 95 (short-term memory, visuo-spatial) wheres other parts work at a much higher level. The highest result I've ever had was 170 but that was a real fluke; I must've guessed a few right there.

I had an assessment done several years ago and the educational psychologist simply said that because there was an enormous discrepancy between the different areas of reasoning, no combined IQ score could be given. Fine by me, I say. It just made me laugh.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:22 PM
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How do you figure this kind of question out? Remember, no pencil and paper and there are time limits.
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In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1800 words. Using smaller type, a page contains 2400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in smaller type?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: IQ test. You will like it but it is tough.

The answer to the first one is 13 x 3 x 5 = 195. In my head it did this..

13x3 = 39.

39x5 can be written as

(40 - 1) x 5 or
40 x 5 - 5 or
(4x5) x 10 - 5, which should be more attainable in your head.

it evaulates to

(4x5) x 10 - 5
20 x 10 - 5
200 - 5
195.


The second one you skip so you have more time to the other questions that are reasonable, haha.
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In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1800 words. Using smaller type, a page contains 2400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in smaller type?
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This is a simultaneous equation. If we call x the number of pages in large type and y the number of pages in small type, then

1800x + 2400y = 48 000 (1)

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x + y = 21 (2)

so then

1800x + 1800y = 37 800 (3)

if we then subtract 3 away from 1, we get

600y = 10 200

y = 17

then substituting that value into (2),

x + 17 = 21

x = 21 - 17 = 4

Then in order to check you can use the 1st equation

1800 * 4 + 2400 * 17 = 48 000

Same result, so we know these are the correct values. So in other words you will have 4 pages of larger type and 17 pages of smaller type.
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I still don't know how it reasonable to expect someone to do ^that^ in their head though..
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I took the test and got 110 but I really have no faith in these types of tests. I'm horrible at math and these geometric what comes next type of questions but I've always been a good standardized test taker. I'm pretty good at process of elimination and guessing. I can tell you that for at least the last 7 questions or so, I did nothing but make pure guesses.

I remember on my ACT in high school I scored equally high in both English and Math which is a complete crock since I'm a great in English but horrible in math. I struggled to make it through one quarter of algebra in college. It's the exact reason I have a bachelor of Arts degree (in English, no less) rather than a bachelor of science - less math to take!

These types of starndardized tests really do not give any type of accurate reading in my opinion and should be stopped in schools as well!
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Not really a proper test, only visuo-spacial and mathematical thinking. They gave me 107. When I was tested over 30 years ago they just told me, "let's just say you're well within the top 10% of university graduates in the state". Sounded cool at the time but as vague as it gets ...

Either my state or our graduates aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, or I've lost a lot of brain cells, or this isn't a true test of IQ.

Thanks for the brain exercise, Reso - badly needed!
Or, another possibility is - forsooth! - you are of average intelligence, like most people, at least according to how these tests measure such things.
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I did the IQ test, came out with 105, glad to hear that I'm "normal", lol, some tough answers in there, especialy the last few ones :)
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The key for me is not to do the test at 23:30 half asleep and guess at the last 5 or so so I could go to bed. Best excuse my 103 IQ could think of.
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I got 118. That test was definitely interesting. And now I have to go take a test about the Roman Empire and Han China. My brain is starting to hurt haha

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:40 AM
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The key for me is not to do the test at 23:30 half asleep and guess at the last 5 or so so I could go to bed. Best excuse my 103 IQ could think of.
Excuses excuses! I was strongly (and pleasantly) affected by "carers' medicine", and also I was dealing with a tradesman, and took two phone calls while doing the test :P

I was also suffering from the vapours after reading the hard language that's crept into DW ... cotton picking, ruddy, bitch .... oh oh oh ... I think I'm about to faint ... and in a thread about wives someone intimated that they had sex with their wife! Hard to believe, I know. I was traumatised for days.

These things would have cost me, say, about 200 points at least ... so if I add that to the 107 I got in that little visuo-spacial / maths test (IQ test is a misnomer here) I would have scored, um, 309!!

Funny, no one's posting to say "hey, I got 62!" or "I gave up after two questions" :)
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Just for beans I am going to select the middle choice for all and see what that gives me. Stay tuned.

I picked all "D" s and scored 79.

I picked all "C" s and scored 79.

I picked "C" and "D" alternately and scored 79

I picked a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h in order and scored 81
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Funny, no one's posting to say "hey, I got 62!" or "I gave up after two questions" :)
Ok, ok, you got me......gave up after 5 or 6. In the middle of yesterday's work day I've gotta be honest and declare, I just couldn't be arsed thinking anymore than I had to.

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Too funny Pol!!

I know. It lead me to think just how many DW forum members would be shocked out of their wits in the presence of my company....they thought that was offensive? Man, they'd shudder to find themselves at a bar with me and my crew.
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Ok, ok, you got me......gave up after 5 or 6. In the middle of yesterday's work day I've gotta be honest and declare, I just couldn't be arsed thinking anymore than I had to.

Too funny Pol!!

I know. It lead me to think just how many DW forum members would be shocked out of their wits in the presence of my company....they thought that was offensive? Man, they'd shudder to find themselves at a bar with me and my crew.
Nice excuse, PFOG. Ha - the Aussie pub scene in the 70s/80s was not exactly genteel :)

People often confuse decency with language or (fairly normal) sexuality. This kind of tiresome naivete is like an epidemic these days.

Some of the least decent people around are "family friendly" but will rip you off or stab you in the back without a qualm.

But what would I know? 107 is only 28 more than you get with mindless guesses :)
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Nice excuse, PFOG. Ha - the Aussie pub scene in the 70s/80s was not exactly genteel :) ...........

But what would I know? 107 is only 28 more than you get with mindless guesses :)
Forget the 70's and 80's Pol....it ain't too genteel where I'm sitting right at this very minute.
Every single one of us would have been banned from DW in the last three minutes alone!!

I'm just waiting for Grunt to mindlessly guess 140+ and then I'm gonna claim that one.
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What sort of money are we talking about to buy 2 more IQ points than Stephen Hawking? I'm sure I could get a paypal off to you by this afternoon if your rates are reasonable enough.
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What sort of money are we talking about to buy 2 more IQ points than Stephen Hawking? I'm sure I could get a paypal off to you by this afternoon if your rates are reasonable enough.
Big bikkies for that, Foggy. He's supposed to be around 160 and your effort was pretty tragic :)

Dunno how genteel the scene is these days - don't see too many gigs. I get bored because so many bands sound same-y - not much dynamics, similar timbres, chord progressions, tempos - through the set.
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I think 20.00 AUD would do it.
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Pretty steep ... that's about 4,318 US dollars now, isn't it? Still, that's an awful lot of points he needs hehehe
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Haha......that's funny Pollyanna!! lol
I got 105 and I was interupted a few times too.
I must admit, I did guess on the last 10 or so. They just started making no sense what so ever.
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... I was interupted a few times too.
My sympathies, Spes.

Just as I was about to review my answers a fly flew down my throat and in the ensuing coughing fit I accidentally clicked the finish button.

I woulda gotten heaps more otherwise!
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My sympathies, Spes.

Just as I was about to review my answers a fly flew down my throat and in the ensuing coughing fit I accidentally clicked the finish button.

I woulda gotten heaps more otherwise!
Oh, I know how you feel mate.
Did I mention there was a fire drill at work that took 35 minutes while I was doing the test?
Well, not really. I'm just making up stupid excuses to try and cover up how desperately dim I am.
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You too!!?

Not sure that desperately dim people refer to themselves as "desperately dim" ... :)
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I got 116 in 31 mins (took a call), but I guessed at 4 out of the last 5.
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Geez your smart Andi. On todays performanse Im only fitt to shin yor shoez!
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Geez your smart Andi. On todays performanse Im only fitt to shin yor shoez!
No, nothing of the sort. I'm thinking I must have got lucky with guessing the last 4 or 5 questions.

Anyhow, what's with the spellin' faux pas?
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Just for beans I am going to select the middle choice for all and see what that gives me. Stay tuned.

I picked all "D" s and scored 79.

I picked all "C" s and scored 79.

I picked "C" and "D" alternately and scored 79

I picked a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h in order and scored 81
That sounds like something that someone with a sub-average IQ would do.

I took it on an Apple computer and scored 20 points higher than when I took it on Windows!
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Larry, do you have a good sense of direction? Seems that your visuo-spacial ability is way up there. And, of course, maths.
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Not really, Polly. I get lost all the time. I believe it's a Y-chromosome thing.

I don't know where the visuo-spacial ability would come into play. I guess I'm an above-average chess player, for a club player, anyway. Maybe there. But even so, I'm not at any really high level.

I always scored high on the math section of those aptitude tests but my math grades in school said otherwise.

I remember many years ago, reading a discussion about IQ and what it meant, in some magazine, might have been GQ. The article cited two people: Richard Feynman and Marilyn vos Savant (Mach), and compared them and what their IQ scores mean. Marilyn Vos Savant's IQ is the highest ever measured, listed as something like 228 (although there was some dispute about that) whereas Feynman's was around 135. The point was that while vos Savant's career was basically answering questions in a column in Parade magazine, Feynman was one of the most important physicists of all-time. In other words, IQ is what it is, and nothing more.
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