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IQ of 110+ This is very hard, Question 1

  1. Jun 10, 2004 #1
    Sloth's Army is made up of three corps. Each of those corps is made up of two divisions. Each division is made up of three brigades. Each brigade is made up of four battalions (well apart from one of them that is made up of five, but that's another story...)

    Each battallion is made up of three squadrons. Each squadron is made up of three platoons. A platoon is made up of twenty evil giant killer robots.

    If a evil giant killer robot costs 150,000 NP to make, how much money has Sloth invested in his evil giant killer robot army?

    If u get the answer send it to neodrop@hotmail.com i iwll tell u if u are write or wrong i will post answer in 3 days.
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  3. Jun 10, 2004 #2


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    This post does not belong here. It should be in general math, or in brain teasers.

    Unless, there's some silly twist, this is just a multiplication problem. And about 1 out of every 4 people has an IQ over 110, so that's not such a big deal.
  4. Jun 10, 2004 #3
    I'm not sure if this question can be used to determine IQ in itself. It's fairly straight forward. I don't want to mulitply everything out but I know how to find the answer. Even the best of us get tricked by easy questions sometimes, so others may find it hard. On bad days I've fell victim to incorrectly answering questions children could get. It was neat though.

    Welcome to the forums.
  5. Jun 10, 2004 #4


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    Sloth is a sloth, so he hasn't bothered to invest a dime in the army; he has just day-dreamed about it, as sloths are wont to do
  6. Jun 10, 2004 #5
    There's your evil little twist.
  7. Jun 10, 2004 #6

    forgot to mention you cannot use a calculator and it has to be done in under 2 miniutes, anyways if u havnt got the answer by now it is 1,413,000,000 NP i will post a new question soon.
  8. Jun 10, 2004 #7
    This doesn't exactly have anything to do with differential equations.
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    Indeed <moved to General Math>
  10. Jun 11, 2004 #9
    Did anyone else think Slothrop when they read this? 'Specially with all the military themes.

    Anyway, God help you if you really think that the ability to multiply numbers in your head is an important skill, or a measure of ability to understand or comprehend or otherwise achieve in mathematics.
  11. Jun 11, 2004 #10
    What's the point of this? The average person could do this in under 30 seconds with a pencil and paper, even so, what is the point?
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    No, it's not. It's 1,944,000,000 NP (or 1,971,000,000 NP in the other story). It's easy to see that 1413 million is wrong without even multiplying all the numbers. If you take out the factor of 3 million from 20*150,000, then you should be left with a product that is even. But 1413 is odd.

    OOPS !

    EDIT : corrected my 'other story', thanks to warr. I had initially interpreted "one brigade" as one brigade per division, which in retrospect seems unlikely to be worded that way.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2004
  13. Jun 12, 2004 #12
    1 army
    3 corps
    6 divisions
    18 brigades
    72 battalions (or 73 in the 'other story')
    216 squadrons (or 219 in the 'other story')
    648 platoons (or 657 in the 'other story')
    12960 robots (or 13140 robots in the 'other story')
    1944000000 NP (or 1971000000 NP in the 'other story')
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    Something tells me that neodrop is making up these questions and pretending that he has any idea how IQ is measured or how his questions would actually relate to IQ.

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  15. Jun 19, 2004 #14
    Lol, it's just something neodrop posted from this STUPID site called neopets.
  16. Jun 26, 2004 #15
    And for a second before i finished reading it i thought it would end up having to do with ensembles and stat mech....(the entropy of the war or something...)
    But the rocketman would never have wasted time calculating...of course Pynchon's narrator would have known if it were important.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2004
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    Careful now, you will find that there is active neopet user called Integral!
  18. Jun 26, 2004 #17
    Wow, Integral. Just wow.

  19. Jul 5, 2004 #18
    w00t!?? a physics forum mentor playing neopets???
    i find neopets really boring.
  20. Jul 5, 2004 #19
    Integral are you talking about the same neopets? =/
  21. Jul 8, 2004 #20
    Hmm, I just checked Neopets.com and all they had was a red Wocky named Integral, not a user. I played Neopets for a month, and then I got sick of it. But it is kind of tempting to go back to the site to play the Tombola and Fruit Machine, where you have a chance of winning lots of NPs. The other parts of the site hold no appeal with me.
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