Count the F's

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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...

How many?
 

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Borek
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I see 6
 
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This is cool

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...

How many?
obviously not 3.Could it be 23?
 
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Read it agin, SLOWLY
 
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Read it agin, SLOWLY
Whoops I can't count.I make it 21
 
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This is cool

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...

How many?

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...

How many?[/QUOTE]

I count 1. This may be the old school knowledge of html in me but you have written "SPACE F" which translates in html to: " F"

The only place I see " F", i.e. "SPACE F"/" F" (underline=space) is on the first line after the "D", i.e.:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...
 
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Sorry swatforlife but i have no idea what you talking about.

Just read the text and tell me how many F's you see.
 
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Borek
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Sorry swatforlife but i have no idea what you talking about.

Just read the text and tell me how many F's you see.
I must admit I like swatforlife answer. And you have just changed the question. F and " F" are different things.
 
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yeah, swat4lifes anwser is quite clever.
 
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Spoiler:
The point of the text is that when most people read this text they only count 3 F's and they miss out the "ofs", also if you count all 6 F's you are supposed to be a genius.
I only counted 3 :mad:
 
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Yes I only counted three separate Fs as well but I saw each letter E as being made of two Fs one being upside down and rotated.
 
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At first I counted 6 but then i noticed that you had put a space " F" in your OP so I thought that had somethign to do with it lol. now reading the answers I can see that the correct answer was 6
 
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Spoiler:
The point of the text is that when most people read this text they only count 3 F's and they miss out the "ofs", also if you count all 6 F's you are supposed to be a genius.
I only counted 3 :mad:
yeah, swat4lifes anwser is quite clever.
Haha - tx. I'm either a genius or a "5 under par" retard, lol.

Actually, to be cheeky, in terms of a "correct" answer, I guess it depends on what one is "reading" and a clear statement of the assumptions necessary for the answer to be deemed "correct".

Are you reading what's obvious (words) or more subtle - in this case binary code.

For instance, "F", " F" and "OF" are all different numerically/mathematically i.e binary code.

Specifically in terms of the binary code:

"F" - is 01000110
" F" -is 00100000 01000110
"OF" -is 01001111 01000110

so "OF" and " F" and "F" all mean something different. Actually, there's one more variation I've just noticed as well....

The question says:
Count every: " F"

and in binary code ' " F" ' [i.e. (quote)+(space)+(F)+(quote)] is:
00100010 00100000 01000110 00100010

So I guess it's all open to interpretation, huh? :smile:

fun binary code encoder --> www. theproblemsite. com/codes/binary.asp

quick edit/update:
In this last answer, I assumed that a space, was used to denote unique ideas/variables, so the command was to count everything that appeared after the phrase "count every". This is a reasonable assumption as we don't normally write something like

Iwanttogotothestore
. We separate unique ideas/variables like:

I want to go to the store
. So everything that appeared after "count every" was counted -", SPACE, F, "
In my first answer, I assumed that the variable(s) in question were defined by everything inside of the quotes i.e. "SPACE F"/" F"

I'm getting the feeling I'm spending far to much time around certain kinds of forums and tech related individuals, lol
 
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You might be spending a bit to much time with that tech stuff, but at least it seems your not half bad at it.
 
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lol i originally thought 1 because you had a space before F, but then figured it was a typo

and if yoou count all 6, u arent a genius. i got them all, and im not a genius
 
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[QUOTE

and if yoou count all 6, u arent a genius. i got them all, and im not a genius[/QUOTE]

Don't say that ,you will upset Borek:biggrin:
 

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