Task 9: LEFT BRAIN EXERCISE!

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  1. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    May 28, 2002
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    All of our previous tasks have been right brain centered? I think it?s time for a change of pace. All, most of the task have been ones where you can get full points relatively easy if you are willing to dedicate the time and follow instructions. This one is different.

    Let?s see how good you are with the LEFT side of your brain!

    You can work together on this, I certainly can?t stop you. Just keep in mind you?re giving them points.

    I intentionally made some harder than others, so I dunno if anyone will get them all.

    The point amount that each Q is worth is in parentheses next to its number. Please PM me your answers any time before Sunday night at midnight. You can only submit your answers once. Only correct answers get the points. If you get a total point score with a decimal, the point totals will be rounded down to the nearest whole number. 10 points is the max.

    Instructions are below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in this thread.




    Section 1: These are word puzzles. Each puzzle stands for a word or a common phrase.

    Example:

    e
    l safety
    k safety
    c safety
    u safety
    b

    Answer: ?Buckle up for Safety?

    (0.5 points)
    1.

    hea dac he

    (0.5 points)
    2.

    . B
    .BOW
    . W

    (ignore the periods, the are just there for spacing purposes)

    (0.5 points)
    3.

    ban ana


    (0.5 points)
    4.

    dassnhoiwng

    (0.5 points)
    5.

    E4R

    (0.5 points)
    6.

    .WE SHALL
    . COME

    (ignore the periods, the are just there for spacing purposes)


    Section 2: Find the next number that goes in the series. There is some sort of mathematical relationship that governs each series.

    Example:
    2, 4, 6, 8, 10, ___
    Answer: 12. each new number is 2 greater than the last.

    (0.5 points)
    7. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ___

    (0.5 points)
    8. 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ___

    (0.5 points)
    9. 16, 24, 36, 54, ___

    (0.5 points)
    10. 100, 84, 68, 52, 36, ___



    Section 3: These letters all stand for words, and the words create well known groupings of letters.

    Example: fill in the missing letter
    R O Y __ B I V

    Answer: G
    The letters stand for the colors of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

    (0.5 points)
    11. J F M A __ J J A S O N D


    (0.5 points)
    12. O T T F F S S __ N T (...)


    Section 4: Word problems. These problems shouldn?t require the use of anything beyond a firm grasp of Algebra. Solve the problems!

    (0.5 points)
    13. A flag pole stands, perfectly perpendicular to the ground. A student takes a wire from the very top of the pole and connects it to the top of the shadow the flag pole casts. The exact amount of wire used is 13 feet long. The student measures the shadow and it is exactly 5 feet long. How long is the flag pole?

    (0.5 points)
    14. Two cars leave from the exact same spot at, traveling on a perfectly straight path in opposite directions. Car 1 leaves at 8:00pm, and Car 2 leaves at 9:00pm Car 1 is going 45 miles per hour and car two is going 70 miles per hour. At 11:00pm on the same day, how many miles apart are they?

    (0.5 points)
    15. A shopper buys three T-shirts. Each shirt is marked as $9.99 but it is on sale, 25% off. She also buys two pairs of jeans, marked at $19.99 each. The jeans are on sale, 40% off. After the discounts are taken, how many percents did she save off her total price?


    (0.5 points)
    16. x is three greater than three times the value of y. y is one half the value of z. the value of z is 4 less than the value of x. What are the values of x, y, z?



    Section 5: QUIZZLE ? Logic problem puzzle


    (2.0 points)
    17. solve this quizzle! (since this one is worth 2 points you can earn partial credit if you are not 100% right)

    Some women who work together went out to dinner last night. Elizabeth, Gladys, Barbara, Virginia and Gwendolyn were their names, and each ordered a different main course. Steak, ham, chick, pork, and lamb were the only main courses on the menu. Each woman
  2. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    Thank you, but no thank you.
    I will not be participating in this task.
  3. carmenite42 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2003
    star 4
    yay! i really love this one!
  4. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2002
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    No one is forcing you to do the task ;)

    Remember, there are more things to do with points than get an eviction pass, and you can redeem your points as you leave the house, good for up to one week... custom avatar, whatever.
  5. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
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    Jeff: I'm not saying that I'm against thinking.
    I am in support of thinking.
    At the same time, I have very little time for internet stuff. With everything going on right now, I do not have time to do problems. I like to write stories, to develop opinions and to get into discussions with people I know about controversial subjects. The only thing that gets me through the boring school day is thinking about other, more important things.

    As I said, I have a limited amount of time that I spend online and then I do other stuff which is more time consuming.

    So no, I don't have time to waste on this task.
    I'm sure others will love the task.
    In no way am I saying it is a bad one.

    I just don't see the need to do it this week.

    -Seldon
  6. carmenite42 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2003
    star 4
    sent in, and i'm outie for the weekend!
  7. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
    Hahaha. Seldon's too stupid to do word problems.
  8. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    Jim, I don't think you were too stupid to write a story. You just did not have the time or care that much last week.

    Well I don't have time this week and that is why I'm making it clear that I won't be doing it.

    -Seldon
  9. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 2002
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  10. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2001
    star 6

    "Thank you, but no thank you.
    I will not be participating in this task."


    TRANSLATION -- "I am not smart enough to do this task."

    AYBABTU

  11. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

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    May 17, 2003
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    ^ That was the wrong response at the wrong forum by the wrong poster.

    -Seldon
  12. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
  13. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
  14. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2001
    star 6

    You're a little late. Jim and I have been laughing at you for weeks.

    AYBABTU

  15. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
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    It works both ways.
    I get good laughs out of you guys all the time.
    That was just the first time I posted it.

    -Seldon
  16. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2001
    star 6

    I'm pretty sure we aren't laughing for the same reasons.

    AYBABTU

  17. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    I can't state you're reason for laughing.
    When insanity is mixed in with a person, their actions and thoughts are very unprobable and become difficult to predict.
  18. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Mar 8, 2001
    star 6

    Right now I'm laughing at your pathetic grammar... again.

    AYBABTU

  19. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
    Good Lord, was that even an actual sentence?
  20. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 18, 2001
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    These are all easy.

    Edit:
    Oooh, since it's past Sunday at midnight, can I post the answers to the ones I know?
  21. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    May 28, 2002
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    ANSWERS:

    1. splitting headache
    2. crossbow
    3. banana split
    4. dashing through the snow
    5. foreigner
    6. We shall overcome
    7. 34
    8. 49
    9. 81
    10. 20
    11. M (may)
    12. E (for eight)
    13. 12 feet
    14. 275 miles
    15. 33.6% savings
    16. x=6, y=1, z=2
    17. Elizabeth: chicken and carrots
    Gladys: lamb and squash
    Barbara: steak and corn
    Virginia: ham and peas
    Gwen: pork and spinach
  22. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2001
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    Oh... three t-shirts. I only figured in one.

    I'm still smarter than Seldon. But who isn't?

    AYBABTU

  23. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 18, 2001
    star 7
    Kas!

    ha ha, she can't reply here. :p
  24. Salty Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 1998
    star 5
    Damn, I missed this.
  25. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2001
    star 6

    So did Seldon, but he missed it because he simply isn't very smart.

    AYBABTU

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