A Simple Riddle Most Harvard, Princeton & MIT Students Can't Solve

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A Simple Riddle Most Harvard, Princeton & MIT Students Can't Solve

Post by Riddick » 04-04-2017 12:15 AM

Harvard students get near-perfect SAT scores. These are smart, smart kids. So they shouldn't have trouble with a simple logic question, right?

Try the following puzzle:

A bat and ball cost $1.10.

The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.

How much does the ball cost?


Many thousands of university students have answered the bat-and-ball puzzle, and the results are shocking.

More than 50% of students at Harvard, MIT, and Princeton gave the intuitive—incorrect—answer. At less selective universities, the rate of demonstrable failure to check was in excess of 80%.

Behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman's 2011 book, "Thinking, Fast And Slow," posits we have an intuitive mental system and a logical mental system, and we often use the wrong one at the wrong time.

Many people are prone to place too much faith in their intuitions. They apparently find cognitive effort at least mildly unpleasant and avoid it as much as possible.
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Re: A Simple Riddle Most Harvard, Princeton & MIT Students Can't Solve

Post by kbot » 04-04-2017 05:39 AM

Far Left education at work again........... They must be so proud!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Riddick » 04-06-2017 01:40 AM

kbot wrote:Far Left education at work again........... They must be so proud!!!!!!!!!
"Far Left" & "Education"? Good luck with that

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Riddick wrote:
kbot wrote:Far Left education at work again........... They must be so proud!!!!!!!!!
"Far Left" & "Education"? Good luck with that

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"Education"/ "indoctrination"..... you say tomato, I say tamahto.........
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Re: A Simple Riddle Most Harvard, Princeton & MIT Students Can't Solve

Post by fos » 04-09-2017 04:00 PM

Judging by the on the campus radio and TV student interviews, the Ivy League students would have trouble blowing their noses.

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Post by Riddick » 04-13-2017 03:38 AM

fos wrote:Judging by the on the campus radio and TV student interviews, the Ivy League students would have trouble blowing their noses.
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