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bet ya many of you can't figure this one out.
don't rush with your conclusion.
the solution is not what you may think at first glance.
It's to preserve bandwidth issues I suspect. Otherwise, everyone would bog down the server if there were tons of attachments being viewed from physicsforums. I believe those who sponsor the forums have those priveleges.
I always presumed it was more of a censorship/monitoring issue - ensuring nothing nasty was attached. Never followed through on the logic of that though.
Well I can see it. Its question 8 from the Haselbauer-Dickheiser test.
http://rooth.org/users/avfanatic/uber-IQ-test.pdf
The encryption on p9? (Jeez, do these guys ever not know how to format a document!)
Wrong.Anyway first guess at the answer, KBI?
Yeah,I've always had a feeling that this part of PF is the crapiest one.cristo said:Yea, I can't see the attachment files either-- it's only seems to be in the brainteasers forum though... strange!
The questions and diagrams in the PDF from that link are ridiculous!
Are you guys good at answering this stuff? I don't even know where to start with half of these.
The questions and diagrams in the PDF from that link are ridiculous!
Are you guys good at answering this stuff? I don't even know where to start with half of these.
I wonder of there's a timeline for the test. I might be able to get a few of the visual ones (such as #1 or 2) with enough time.
The Haselbauer-Dickheiser test was designed to test intelligence in the range of 180 and greater.
Are you referring to #9? The cryptogram?The answer is JGD. The primary sort is on the number or intersections or crossings, and secondary sorting is reverse-alphabetic order.
The Haselbauer-Dickheiser test was designed to test intelligence in the range of 180 and greater.
Or those good at maths methinks, I think artists with no formal training in maths with an IQ of 180+ would be screwed by this test.:rofl: IQ tests are so arbitrary. Test creativity: now there's the problem, until you can an IQ test is as meaningless as any of the silly tests posted on this forum: are you a pervert, IQ asks one question, how have you been educated, and do you have inate ability, if we placed genius solely in the realms of IQ 180+ we'd have a very slim field. Feynman to name but one. I'd put him above anyone with an IQ of 180+, because intelligence unapplied is as pointless and arbitrary as a number called IQ. IQ tests are curiosities nothing more nothing less.
I looked at this test and thought why? It's obviously so biased it's unbelievable. How many of you could have done well without your maths training?
Hey I never made the test I merely stated what it claimed it was designed for
Whatever it is its an interesting set of puzzles for your spare time.
I am not so sure of this.If you made Leonardo De Vinci take it he'd score badly or a linguistics genius with no formal maths training or x. It is essentially designed to establish what you already know, that those who are brilliant at maths will do well at it, and few others.
I am not so sure of this.
I haven't come across any actual math that is beyond the basic level. The key to these puzzles is to be resourceful at looking for patterns and dealing with abstractions. The fact that these are representable in mathematical terms does not mean this is all about math.
True, mathematicians use this skill a lot, and I grant that mathematicians will surely have a leg up in this test, but creative types and other clever people will be able to spot these patterns and abstractions too.