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« on: March 30, 2020, 05:26:43 PM »

Count every  "  F  " in the following text:


 

FINISHED  FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED  WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS... 
(SEE  BELOW)


HOW MANY ?
 
3....4....






WRONG,  THERE ARE  6  --  no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go Back and Try to find the  6 F's before you scroll down.


The reasoning behind is  further down.





The brain cannot  process "OF".

Incredible  or what? Go back and look again!!

Anyone who counts  all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.

Three  is normal, four is quite rare.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 07:25:21 AM »

Apparently I'm not a genius, way to break it to me gently Tod.  Sad
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 02:51:34 PM »

I was told many years ago to proof-read things backwards to prevent your brain making sense of mistakes and ignoring them, the same trick applies here. 

Read each word starting at the end of the sentence and working backwards and you see all the Fs Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 03:08:51 PM »

Another way that works for me is not to read it. Just scan for 'F'
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 04:46:25 PM »

The first time I scanned it I got 4 which included the bottom  Of . I was watching telly and then read it properly only getting 3. I knew that I had spotted 4 previously  but could not find the bottom Of after that.
   Weird.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 06:05:20 PM »

Odd isn't  it I only saw 4.
Mrs T's mates to blame for that one. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 06:32:22 PM »

Amazing.  Both myself and my wife failed.

Another ‘trick’ is to get someone to answer your questions as quickly as possible.  1x2, 2x2, 4x2.....up to 64 x2 then immediately ask them to “Name a vegetable”.  It is easy to predict the answer for the vast majority of people (who have not done it previously).  That answer must be embedded in people’s brains!

I used to ask maths pupils ‘trick’ questions to demonstrate “ read the question carefully before answering - ie ‘Answer the question asked’.  But never seen one like Tod’s dog.  He must have been clever. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 06:35:36 PM »

Blame the Kidwelly Ladies for this






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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 06:38:25 PM »

60 duh.
No make it 30 or something. fight
Or even 28
My brain cell hurts.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 06:54:35 PM »

Missed all 3 'of's on first one  Embarrassed

Second I'll go for 30 on the basis of BODMAS.... Oh Lord, that takes me back!

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 07:04:44 PM »

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Count every  "  F  " in the following text:

including this ?
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2020, 07:07:09 PM »

Tod, I make that 43.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2020, 07:14:10 PM »

20
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2020, 07:18:57 PM »

I did not answer this yesterday because I only saw 4 "F"s, and realising that I must be getting a bit thick as I get older.

I have just come back from walking the dog with my wife and marvelling at the tame
Rodent (Rat) running around in the hedgerow next to the busy pavement, as well as maintaining social distancing from all the other polite dog walkers.

I digress, I have just re-read the text again, and there they were, 6 "F"s. Amazing, I miust be partially "F" Blind.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2020, 07:33:43 PM »

The answer to that one is SIMPLE - if you write down ALL your workings.  

So many GCSE students would get it wrong because they did not write down all their workings - so no marks given for that question.  Likely those that wrote down all their workings would get three marks out of the four, for the question, even if they got the final answer wrong!

I remember giving  ‘A’ level students (GCSE maths failures) a previous GCSE maths paper as a test, to check their progress/ability.  One (disruptive) student finished early and achieved the decidedly poor result of around 36% (75% was the pass mark for them).  After insisting he wrote down every piece of his workings on his sheet, his mark increased to 68%, IIRC.  He was totally gobsmacked that he was so close to the pass mark.  He had failed his maths twice before and needed a pass for Uni entrance.

I wonder how many of us would have found all six “f’s if we had the opportunity to underline each entry before counting them?
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