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#113316 - 10/09/03 05:02 PM Re: Logic problem  
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I've heard the term "magnet school" spoken more than I've seen it written. I've only seen it written a few times previously and usually it was "magnate school." I don't know which is correct, but I do notice that when I googled I got a lot more hits with the former than the latter. Also the first one seems more appropriate.

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#113317 - 10/09/03 05:10 PM Re: hit-meters  
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I don't think the returns are statistically significant as of yet, but for the record:
google-meter - 28 hits
googlemeter - 1 hit
googlometer - 2 hits
googleometerŪ - (the elegant combined form) 4 hits

-joe (you can't beat our meter) hedonometer


#113318 - 10/09/03 05:20 PM Re: hit-meters  
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IIRC, I coined it and I coined it "googlometer". Accept no substitutes.


#113319 - 10/09/03 06:29 PM Re: hit-meters  
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>I coined it and I coined it "googlometer". Accept no substitutes.

you may have coined "googlometer", but otherwise you got a fight on your hands. (btw, none of the usages herein seem to show up via Google.)

EDIT: (oh, and someone out there insists, rather crudely, that he invented the googlometer as of Aug 10, 2001.)

#113320 - 10/09/03 06:47 PM Re: Logic problem  
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In no particular logical order:

I gotta get WordWind over to this thread. She teaches at a magnet school.

Aw shucks, Shanks, this is one of the many forms of communication available . Faldage and I are miles away from each other during the work week, and we post here like any other two people might. I asked for clarification. Verstehen, mate?



#113321 - 10/09/03 08:33 PM Re: Logic problem  
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#113322 - 10/09/03 09:08 PM flogging a dead horse  
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The question is definitely hampered by its own inconsistent logic. The first sentence states that all seniors take both calculus and physics. The second sentence contradicts the first: Rocky is a senior and yet he is not taking physics. We conclude that the question writer meant calculus OR physics. If that conclusion is correct then (a) is the correct answer because if Rocky, a senior, is not taking calculus, then he must be taking physics. (In symbolic form, C OR P means not C --> P and not P --> C.) Continuing on the conclusion that the writer meant C OR P rather than C AND P , we can't be sure that II is correct. Marsha is a senior who may be taking calculus, but she may have opted to take only physics and we don't know for sure. III is not necessarily correct, because the given premises do not say that ONLY seniors may take calculus. In this example John may be a junior or sophomore who is taking calculus.

If the writer did mean to say that all students do in fact take both calculus and physics, then the statement about Rocky being a senior and not taking physics is false. This ruins the question, but looking at the 3 choices of things that MUST be true... I is difficult to decide since Rocky seems to be lying about either his schedule or his class. I suggest we detain him at Guantanamo Bay. II is correct, because Marsha is a senior and therefore she must be taking both calculus and physics. III is still not necessarily true since the same possibility that John is an underclassman enrolled in physics remains open.


#113323 - 10/09/03 10:49 PM Re: flogging a dead horse  
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> II is correct, because Marsha is a senior and therefore she must be taking both calculus and physics.

Nope. It doesn't state Marsha is a senior at the Academy!

Based only on the given information, which of the following MUST be true?

As for John, he may be at school in Oz working under a completely different timetable for all we have been told.



#113324 - 10/10/03 01:25 AM Re: flogging a dead horse  
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Nope. It doesn't state Marsha is a senior at the Academy!

True. I was assuming that all the students described were at the academy in question. Now that you've pointed it out, I think it would be a cheap trick to phrase a question thusly. There is an implication that the students mentioned are all at the same academy, although I suspect that the person who wrote the question may consider it fair game to trick the examinees thusly.


#113325 - 10/10/03 03:11 AM Two to beam up, Scotty  
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