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Old 10-13-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Beethoven Maths Question

Beethoven was notoriously bad at maths, but nobody could solve this idiotic question:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/on...b03e29bde411b5
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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Beethoven was notoriously bad at maths, but nobody could solve this idiotic question:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/on...b03e29bde411b5


I go with this answer: -
That’s like saying ‘It takes 9 months for a woman to have a baby, how long would it take for 2 women to have a baby?’” posted another.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:52 PM   #3
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I feel sorry for the teacher who wrote this - it seems from the article that her question has been taken out of context.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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In fairness, I think she put it in as a sort of joke.
Which is the last thing one needs in a maths exam!
Incidentally, does anyone know if any conductor has got through the Ninth in 40 minutes?







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Old 10-13-2017, 05:14 PM   #5
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I go with this answer: -
That’s like saying ‘It takes 9 months for a woman to have a baby, how long would it take for 2 women to have a baby?’” posted another.
It makes as much sense as the riddle my father would throw out after a good few drinks:

"If a cow and a calf walked a mile and a half in a day and a half.
how many yards of minestrone soup would it take to make a pair of wooden clogs for an elephant."

(If anyone knows the answer, by the way, let me know.)
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It makes as much sense as the riddle my father would throw out after a good few drinks:

"If a cow and a calf walked a mile and a half in a day and a half.
how many yards of minestrone soup would it take to make a pair of wooden clogs for an elephant."

(If anyone knows the answer, by the way, let me know.)
You could say, "None, because ice cream does not have bones."
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:08 PM   #7
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That makes sense. I wonder how I never thought of that.
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I agree fully with LvB: 11 quarters make 10 and a quarter. Logical, sensible and so easy.
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