## Re: Pick the Numbers In the Correct Order

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I got 4%! Math is tough.

Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:18 AM
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I got 22%, but I'm sleepy.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:20 AM
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Ran out of time at 86%. I sort of wish there was a way to do a second run, though, I didn't realize there was a time limit until I was well over half through.

Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:26 AM
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81%, with two minutes left. I made the exact mistake I was afraid of, which was getting distracted for a moment and when I looked back, forgetting what number I had just been on. So a memory/concentration test more than arithmetic.

Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:33 AM
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81 percent correct, zero wrong when time ran out. Not sure if I'm surprised or not. I had a lot more trouble with the "do it again" instructions than the other ones. Arithmetic is easier than remembering what I just did when I wasn't expecting to have to do so.

Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:49 AM
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100% with 14 seconds left to go! Woo-hoo. Yay me!!! (My inner dork -- maybe not so inner -- is doing a victory dance).

Posted by: marcel | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:50 AM
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I only got 12%, because my finger slipped when I was clicking.

Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:51 AM
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All I can say to this, for reasons that are probably inscrutable, is "heh."

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:56 AM
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"Add the first digit" is ambiguous.

Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 7:57 AM
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96% and I ran out of time.

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:00 AM
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96% and missed the last one by guessing since I didn't have time to do the calculation. I agree with 9.

Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:03 AM
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I can't check it out just yet, but this isn't like one of those facebook things that make people crow about knowing the order of operations, is it?

Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:10 AM
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No.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:14 AM
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It's about life and learning and attention to detail and what neb says in 9.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:14 AM
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Mostly the attention to detail thing.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:15 AM
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Exactly the same as peep. Only had two seconds left and a hard calculation so I guessed, incorrectly.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:16 AM
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Err, same as Unfoggetarian. 96%, anyway. That's a hard one.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:16 AM
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If anything, it reminded me of that stupid song they play at weddings where the singer calls out the dance moves. Especially the "do it again" part. This one.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:19 AM
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What, exactly, did 'add the first digit' turn out to mean?

Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:21 AM
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Woo hoo! 100% Full disclosure: this is not the first time I have taken this quiz, and it was my second time through today. First time to get all the way to 100%, though.

Posted by: Molly | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:21 AM
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You're supposed to measure your thumb.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:21 AM
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Add the first digit of the number you're on to itself. So, if you just entered 81, you move to 81+8 = 89.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:25 AM
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Or 82, depending.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:31 AM
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Am I the champion, finishing with 56 seconds to spare?

I don't remember the specific question that dropped a couple of people at 96%, but I did notice rising tension as I went along, needing to slow down and think about a couple of them.

Posted by: Osgood Yousbad | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:32 AM
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I interpreted first to be "the first you come across in ordinary left-to-right reading/speaking order in English", which I think is how most people would interpret it, instead of the lowest order digit. But I guess if you're primed by doing a bunch of two digit addition, you might instead think it means "the first digit I process in the operations I'm doing."

The question was something like divide by some-large-number, maybe 13, and then subtract/add the first/second prime.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:37 AM
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I made a mistake at the 96th number with 20 seconds remaining.

I attribute it partly to using quicker mental calculation methods - like to double 39, instead of coming up with 60 and 18 and adding them, I doubled 40 and subtracted 2.

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:43 AM
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Ok, that was too long. I had three minutes left when I quit halfway through, so I probably would have come up a few seconds short.

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:51 AM
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100%, all of 1 second left at the end.

I hate things that are timed at 6 minutes, because it actually affects my billable hour tally for the day.

Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 9:01 AM
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Finished with 49 seconds extra, including someone walking in to my office and interrupting me. The first time I failed because I neglected to notice the instructions and just started going 1-2-3-4 wondering what the challenge was.

Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 9:26 AM
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24- clearly my interrupter was sent by you.

Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 9:27 AM
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I have no attention span. I got bored after 3 minutes and stopped.

Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 9:55 AM
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"Add the first digit" is ambiguous.

I willed myself not to get annoyed so that I wouldn't waste valuable time! Time ran out on me at 93.

Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:04 AM
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Finished with 2:21 left.

Posted by: Disingenuous Bastard | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:11 AM
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I think I had 4 second left. So Osgood, SP, and marcel are first, second, and third.

Posted by: Molly | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:34 AM
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Don't ignore 33.

Posted by: Opinionated Rolling Rock | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:39 AM
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I hate the interface. I started once, made it through 8 questions and then hit the wrong number, tried again and made it to 33.

I'll probably try a third time, but I feel like a significant chunk of the mental energy isn't going into the math but just trying to find the numbers on the screen.

It would be at least somewhat easier if the numbers were in a 10x10 grid so that you could scan it faster.

Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:45 AM
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I think that not using a 10x10 grid was a deliberate choice in their part.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 10:55 AM
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Ran out of time at 96% on the first attempt, then had a few more tries but failed earlier each time as my concentration lapsed. Left it for an hour, came back and finished with 1:42 remaining, though I don't think that really counts.

Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 11:05 AM
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76% with about 2 minute left. Stupid mis-click, too, rather than an error. Although I don't doubt an actual error was just round the corner.

Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 11:17 AM
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I think that not using a 10x10 grid was a deliberate choice in their part.

Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 11:31 AM
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Finished with 1:12 left and an entirely inappropriate amount of adrenaline in my veins.

Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 12:19 PM
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90 percent, but the Missus inquired midway through about our evening plans, and I probably gave that a second or two of thought.

Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 3:49 PM
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61% at 3:11 before the mistake in 4.

Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 04- 9-15 8:13 PM
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Complete with 1:33 left.

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-10-15 6:46 PM