Just had a great argument about this one... - oldbloke's mutterings
Just had a great argument about this one...|
|Date:||March 11th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)|| |
That's brilliant. Nicked.
|Date:||March 12th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)|| |
Yup, oldie but goodie :-)
|Date:||March 12th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)|| |
Excellent. Although sadly for self-referential statement fun, this one has (I think, making a few reasonable assumptions) a simple answer (0%), rather than a set of self-contradictory ones. Not even worth a footnote in the Preface to my Bibliography of Bibliographies That Do Not Include Themselves.
Yes, the possible answers are:
(a) It's just a joke, move on
(i) None of the listed answers work
(ii) It doesn't say you have to pick one of the listed answers, but some random string has a 1/alephnull chance of being right
(c) It's a paradox - IFF you have to pick one of the listed answers AND they represent chances of picking the right answer
(d) If the %ages listed refer to something else altogether, then maybe you can make an argument for something else. Good luck with that.
|Date:||March 12th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't think that harms it; it's a multiple choice question, meaning one of the listed answers is supposed to be correct. 0% is not one of the listed options, so is irrelevant to debate. If one were allowed to invent one's own additional answers to MCQs, many students would ;-)
Yes, its been around a while - I first saw it in January. I have a horrible suspicion that this appeared in a misprinted examination paper from EdExcel...