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Let’s check your intelligence. Are you a genius?
Here is the simplest of tests with just three easy questions! Can you answer them correctly?
IMPORTANT NOTE #1: The Cognitive Reflection Test is timed. You don’t have eternity to answer these simple questions. I’m being lenient and give you 40 seconds per question! Total time: 2 minutes!
IMPORTANT NOTE #2: Answer in numbers.
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If the ball and bat together cost $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more than the ball, the bat costs $1.05 and the ball costs $0.05 or 50 (fifty) cents. They now total $1.10.
3 people make 3 pots in 3 minutes. Let’s assume that each person works on only one pot. This means, each pot is made by one person in 3 minutes. Thus, 15 people will make 15 pots in 3 minutes!
Remember that the patch doubles each day! Thus, if the entire lake was covered in 52 days, half of the lake was covered a day before – 51 days!
If you couldn’t get all the questions right, or worse still, you got everything wrong, don’t feel bad.
Life is a journey that needs constant learning. So you should feel happy that you are now smarter than before.
And if it makes you feel any better, one-third of the people surveyed got all three questions wrong. In fact, close to half of students of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) couldn’t get all the three correctly!
Have fun. Tell your friends about this test – see if they can get these questions right!
To know more about the Cognitive Reflection Test, check out the research paper on the American Economic Association
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