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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Ah, crap
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normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: September 6th, 2002 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Eep.

Well, the questions on the QCS test are all written assuming the taker of the test has Grade 10 knowledge and advanced mathematical skills (Grade 10 being the final year of Junior high school here), so there shouldn't be anything that we can't do. Of course, it's kinda hard for those of us who didn't do Grade 10 advanced maths (me being one of them), but still....the test is hard. They word the questions in such a way that makes it hard.
From: ex_wavelengt207 Date: September 7th, 2002 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Question wording.

I reckon most tests would be pretty straightforward if it weren't for the way they worded all the questions in such ridiculous ways. But I think that's the point. They question your ability to spot how to solve a problem as well as being able to actually solve it. And sometimes the questions are quite amusing...

Three men jump off a 400m-high platform in the following sequence:
Arjamit jumps first, freefalls for 10 seconds at 25m/s then pulls the cord on his parachute to slow him down to an average descending rate for the remainder of 1m/s.
Betty leaps 120 seconds after Arjamit, freefalls for 14 seconds, then pulls the cord on her parachute, to slow her down to an average descending rate of 4m/s.
Chad leaps 20 seconds after Betty, freefalls for 16 seconds, and thus dies a most painful death.

Who reached the ground first? Who reached the ground last? How many seconds went by after the first person reached the ground before the last person did so?
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