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none of the answers is correct.

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Part of my brain thinks it's a trick question. What does it mean to be 'correct'?

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What is the question?

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I ... don't know...

I can't actually reformulate it...

I can't actually reformulate it...

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I'm missing the answer 0%. ;)

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my head hurts

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So...60% is my final answer.

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The correct answer is (A) and you have a 25% chance of getting it right.

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That leaves B & C, and so since both are equally probable, means B is the only right answer

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so... if I randomly choose from the four answers, there is a 50% chance I will choose B?

That leaves B & C, and so since both are equally probable, means B is the only right answer

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If one chooses at random, then there's a 50% probability to pick either A or D. Only B offers the choice of 50%. Thus there's a 25% chance of picking B and thus A&D are correct.

though correct me if I'm wrong, i'm about to pass out due to tiredness.

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I choose <A| + <D|.

Quantum mechanically speaking this is correct ("bra-ket" notation).

Quantum mechanically speaking this is correct ("bra-ket" notation).

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It will take me 2 seconds to answer that question.

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We don't actually know the question, so we can't know the answer. It is asking what is the probability of choosing the correct answer, not what the actual answer is. There are three different answers, so chosen at random wouldn't you have a 33% chance of being correct?

EDIT: Looking back at it I realize it probably isn't that simple. But it sounded good at the time.

EDIT: Looking back at it I realize it probably isn't that simple. But it sounded good at the time.

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assumptions:

-the problem can have at most one correct answer even if it is stated by many possible choices

(for example, the answer can't be both 50% and 25% but it can be both A and D)

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Then D is the correct answer also, since they state the same thing.

Therefore, the chance of hitting a correct answer is .5. Therefore, B is the correct answer which is contradictory. So A can't be the correct answer.

*Under the same reasoning, D can't be the correct answer

*Let's suppose B is the correct answer.

Thus the chance of hitting a(the) correct answer is .25. Thus A or D is the correct answer, which is contradictory.

*same goes with C

Therefore none of the above answers is correct.

That was fun! (or might still be if I got it wrong!)

Are my assumptions wrong?

Is the solution wrong?

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Hats off to Constantinos. My head exploded!

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This assumption is incorrect. For example, take questions #6 and #17 of this test. B/D and D/B would seem to be correct answers for both questions, but there is only one correct answer for each question.*Let's suppose that A is the correct answer.

Then D is the correct answer also, since they state the same thing.

Are my assumptions wrong?

Is the solution wrong?

You need the entire test to know for sure whether A or D (or both) is the correct answer. Depending on the context, a random choice could still have only a 25% chance of being

Edit: However, there does have to be some assumption made in order for there to be a correct answer. For example, there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, 28 in the Spanish alphabet, and 33 in the Cyrillic alphabet. Since the question is written in English, assuming they're talking about picking a random letter in the English alphabet would be a good assumption - except picking a random letter would have less than a 25% chance of being correct - meaning there must be some other limiting assumptions made, as well.

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Forensic analysis indicates the correct answer must be A.

All of the numbers except one were written by the same person. The handwriting style of the '2' in answer D is different than the handwriting style used for the other numbers.

Additionally, most of the erasure marks on the board match the circular motion used to erase a large amount of data. The almost straight line erasure mark coming from the '2' in answer D indicates a very small amount of data was erased while taking care not to erase other data.

Furthermore, proper testwriting technique requires the choices to be written in some sort of logical order: shortest to longest, longest to shortest, smallest to largest, etc. A, B, and C are properly formatted with each answer giving a higher percentage, and then D suddenly presents a lower percentage. D clearly was originally 65%, 75%, 85%, or 95%.

Answer D was altered to maliciously mislead the masses.

All of the numbers except one were written by the same person. The handwriting style of the '2' in answer D is different than the handwriting style used for the other numbers.

Additionally, most of the erasure marks on the board match the circular motion used to erase a large amount of data. The almost straight line erasure mark coming from the '2' in answer D indicates a very small amount of data was erased while taking care not to erase other data.

Furthermore, proper testwriting technique requires the choices to be written in some sort of logical order: shortest to longest, longest to shortest, smallest to largest, etc. A, B, and C are properly formatted with each answer giving a higher percentage, and then D suddenly presents a lower percentage. D clearly was originally 65%, 75%, 85%, or 95%.

Answer D was altered to maliciously mislead the masses.

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There are lots of questions that can't be answered without creating contradiction.

For eg.

Answer in Yes or No, Will your answer be 'No' ?

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