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if 1.5 chickens laid 1.5 eggs in 1.5 weeks how many eggs would be laid in 1 week?
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i know i know i know.


1! the answer is 1.....










BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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well if there was 1.5 chickens, in 1 week they'd lay 1 egg...?
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none.
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Yeah, it's none.
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someone explain
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I guess coz if 1.5 lay 1.5 in 1.5 weeks, then 3 chickens lay 3 eggs in 1.5 weeks, therefore 1 chicken lays 1 egg in 1.5 weeks. So therefore no eggs in one week. Is that right?
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2.5
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One. Maybe.
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How can you have 1.5 chickens :s
This has officially fried my brain :|
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Yes.

There is no such thing as .5 of a chicken, or .5 of an egg. :P

Its not mathematical lol.
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It depends on whether the distribution of eggs is normal or not, or whether it follows more of a poisson distribution.
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Lol its a trick question
The answer is you cannot tell because you dont have enough information
because its logical that you cant have 1.5 chickens so it has been averaged over a number of chickens
seeming you dont know how many chickens you've got you dont know how many eggs have been layed.

There is no answer.
Lol its a question that tests your lateral thinking.
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Actually, if it IS a rates question, then it does not matter whether the chickens are whole or not, because it is purely a statistical question, like having 2.4 children. If you treat it as such, the answer would be, on average, 1 egg per week, ceteris paribus.
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(Original post by SunderX)
Actually, if it IS a rates question, then it does not matter whether the chickens are whole or not, because it is purely a statistical question, like having 2.4 children. If you treat it as such, the answer would be, on average, 1 egg per week, ceteris paribus.
Yeah because its a rate question it doesnt have an answer
its like saying i drove 50 mph. how many miles did i drive
U dont have enough information
because you dont have the number of chickens
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so can someone move this back to the IB forum please? since it is an IB interview question...
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1.5 eggs in 1.5 weeks means 1 egg in 1 week.
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(Original post by x.narb.x)
1.5 eggs in 1.5 weeks means 1 egg in 1 week.
Does it??? Like i said before....
If 1.5 chickens lay 1.5 eggs in 1.5 weeks then....
3 chickens lay 3 eggs in 1.5 weeks....right?
so....1 chicken lays 1 egg in 1.5 weeks. (no eggs in 1 week, well actually, two thirds of an egg, but thats not possible, but then neithers 1.5 chickens)

But then......
that means that 1 chicken lays two thirds of an egg a week....so 1.5 chickens lay 1 egg a week.....but the question doesn't say whether its 1 or 1.5 chickens, is that the problem? Arggghhhhh!!!

Is this not right?!?!?! Am I wrong? Someone tell me! :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused:
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i dont get this question, how many eggs would be laid by how many chickens? do you mean how many would be laid by 1.5 chickens in that week?
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(Original post by SunderX)
It depends on whether the distribution of eggs is normal or not, or whether it follows more of a poisson distribution.
I'd love to see the interviewers face at this answer :p:

Would be well worth it. I wonder if it'd get you the job though lol

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