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    Default Ready for a quiz?

    They say this is a measure of IQ. I say, more importantly, it shows whether you are able to engage Type2 thinking --

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    What’s my prize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    What’s my prize?

    The knowledge you can do simple 8th grade algebra?
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    Okay, that’s about the extent of my math skills, so you must be right!
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    Default Re: Ready for a quiz?

    Too easy. You just have to slow down and do the math.
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    I was always lousy at straight math and even worse at word math problems.
    The calculator is my friend with the first and I am still lost with the second.
    But somehow I've managed to survive for 69 years. Or is it 68? Damn math!!
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    Default Re: Ready for a quiz?

    The fun things is - no calculator, no pencilNpaper, required. It's just a matter of whether you can slow down enough to think them through. Type 2 thinking requires a facility with 'shifting gears', not a facility with algebra.
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    Default Re: Ready for a quiz?

    Looks like I am one of the elite 17%. Could never manage algebra though.
    Main thing is not to rush.

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    Algebra!?

    Easy. I 'see' it. Always have. There's been too many times I got marked down 'for not showing my workings'. But, I cried, it's obvious!



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