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This 3 Question IQ Test Will Tell You If You're A Genius

There's a new IQ test floating around that will tell you how smart you are...

And it's only 3 questions long.

And if you're getting overconfident, just realize that only 17% of the world's population get all three right. I got 2 out of 3.

Are you ready?

Question 1: A bat and ball cost $1.10 total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

Question 2: It takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets. How long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?

Question 3: There's a patch of lily pads in a lake. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long will it take to cover half of the lake?

What do you think? How'd you do?

Okay, so scroll waaaay down for the answers.


Question 1: The ball costs 5 cents. The common answer is 10 cents, of course, but if the TOTAL is $1.10, that would mean that the bat is $1.05 and the ball is a nickel

Question 2: 5 minutes. The common answer is 100 minutes, but you're adding machines doing the same amount of work, not adding more work to the machines, so it still takes the same amount of time.

Question 3: 47 days. This is the one that tripped me up because I was way overthinking it with like square roots and crap. If the lily pad doubles in size every day, that means that just one day before it filled the lake, it would have been half the size of the lake.

So how'd you do? Are you a genius?

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