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Self-Referential Aptitude test (brain teaser)

  1. Oct 27, 2011 #1
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  3. Oct 29, 2011 #2
    Clever puzzle! Yeah, post the answer, but not yet, give us a couple weeks to work on it.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 #3
    Ok. Yeah, it's a tough one.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2011 #4

    Dembadon

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    You can always post the answer within the "spoiler tags" and then people can view it as they complete the puzzle.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 #5
    Ok


    Here ya go

    1.D 2.A 3.D 4.B 5.E 6.D 7.D 8.E 9.D 10.A 11.B 12.A 13.D 14.B 15.A 16.D 17.B 18.A 19.B 20.E
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 #6

    BobG

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    Got it.

    1D-2A-3D-4B-5E-6D-7D-8E-9D-10A-11B-12A-13D-14B-15A-16D-17B-18A-19B-20E

    At least mine matches Galteeth's, so that's a good sign.

    Oh, he posted the solution, so that's an even better sign.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 #7
    Cool, how did you solve it?
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #8

    BobG

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    #7 and #8 are the key questions. It bothered me to have more than one correct answer to #7, yet choose only one of them based on #2 (6 and 7 were the only two left that could possibly be identical). I would have liked #8 to be A or C instead of E. Yet it didn't bother me to pick an answer to #19 based entirely on other questions.

    But, once I got to the point of counting how many times I chose each letter, it became pretty clear that #8 had to be E. In fact, I had to change my answer from C to E when C became impossible and got lucky that #7 was correct (and #2 and #6 and #17) regardless of which way I went. But, even not being sure of the answer to #8, the answer had to be an even number, which helped answer other questions.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 #9
    Oh god..It is really a tough one..I can't answer all question but can some of them..The questions are too tricky and needs good intelligence..I like it..
     
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