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1. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by Tsuki)
Help?? I think the Ans is C, they say E. Why?

42 A cutlery drawer is divided into compartments. The 'knife' compartment contains six gold
knives and six silver knives. The 'fork' compartment contains six gold forks and six silver
forks.
What are the least numbers of knives and forks that must be removed from the drawer in
the dark to guarantee having a gold knife and matching fork?
A Three knives and three forks
B Six knives and six forks
C Seven knives and one fork
D Seven knives and six forks
E Seven knives and seven forks
So if you take seven of each, you know you must have at least 1 gold one, as there are only six silver ones
2. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by Elisaa)
So if you take seven of each, you know you must have at least 1 gold one, as there are only six silver ones

(Original post by h0220)
because to be sure of getting a gold fork, 7 need to be taken out as 6 could be silver
Dont we already have 7 knives? Thus both gold and silver knives are present, so wouldnt we just need one fork since either colour would do?
3. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by Tsuki)
Dont we already have 7 knives? Thus both gold and silver knives are present, so wouldnt we just need one fork since either colour would do?
They need both to be gold - that's the key
4. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
Good luck everyone (who is not applying for E&M at Brasenose ). I'll be taking my test in less than 2 hours
5. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
Good luck everyone (who is not applying for E&amp;M at Brasenose ). I'll be taking my test in less than 2 hours
same here. okay, so in the 7 knives we have, we have at least one gold and one silver knive. so when we pick the first fork, either gold or silver, it should match with the knives we already have?? unless you're saying...why do they both need to be gold again?
6. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
They need both to be gold - that's the key

(Original post by Tsuki)
Dont we already have 7 knives? Thus both gold and silver knives are present, so wouldnt we just need one fork since either colour would do?

(Original post by Elisaa)
So if you take seven of each, you know you must have at least 1 gold one, as there are only six silver ones

(Original post by h0220)
because to be sure of getting a gold fork, 7 need to be taken out as 6 could be silver
Oh geez, talk bout not reading the ques, I finally get it Thankyou, all of you, and good luck Lord knows I'll need it
7. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
How many arguments do you write on writing task? 2 or 3?
8. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by RoyalStudent)
How many arguments do you write on writing task? 2 or 3?
Depends on how many good ones I can think of, and how much time I have left after planning.

Just over an hour left before the test
Break a leg everybody!
9. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
This thread is now closed for discussion until 30th November. Cambridge Assessment have asked us to delay exam discussion further due to more postponements of people taking the tests in Thailand and the USA. We apologise for having to close the thread again, and thank you for your co-operation.
10. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
Ah the thread has been re-opened!

In case anyone wants to know, result come out on the 13th of January so remember to register after the 3rd if you want your results?!

I was thinking of forming a spreadsheet of everyone's scores for the TSA 2012-ers do give them an indication of what they need for interview etc. it'll all be anonymous ofc (unless you want to say) No usernames or anything Just course, score (maybe college?)

Lastly, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE OFFER HOLDERS

and to my fellow rejectees Oxford schmixford, it doesn't really matter good luck with t'rest of UCAS.

Cheerio
11. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
Oh! thank you for the rep whoever you all are

Just a reminder that results are out in 10 days and that if you'll need to register between now and then

Also, it seems to only work on Internet Explorer and Firefox. I tried using Safari and Chrome and it says invalid birth date.
12. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
10 days till results
13. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
Lost number and pin... Typical
14. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by Nerdy03)
Lost number and pin... Typical
I think alot of people have

15. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by Brand New Eyes)
I think alot of people have

Yeah I guess it's the only thing I can do now
16. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
I'm really looking forward to results since I think they are really bad (I was ill) but I still have a place.. Would be funny to have a place with a TSA score of 55 or something like that
17. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
I'm really looking forward to results since I think they are really bad (I was ill) but I still have a place.. Would be funny to have a place with a TSA score of 55 or something like that
I remember! Awww and you had to get up early.

Me too! I went to sleep at like 4 because I was still in my holiday time clock. I probably got like 40 or smth if that's true
18. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
got rejected without interview..but man do i wanna see the results nonetheless
19. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
(Original post by suraj.poudel)
got rejected without interview..but man do i wanna see the results nonetheless
In the same boat! I applied for E&M at St Peters if it means anything.
I want to find out that I did phenomenally well on the TSA test, and then i want to appeal, and then I want St Peters College to re-review my application, and then invite me for an interview, and then give me my (well-deserved) offer.
Hey, we can all dream can't we?!
20. Re: The Oxford TSA thread - 2011
Just two days 'till results! I'm excited - I have NO idea whatsoever how I did
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