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10242013 #1
Are You Able To Pass The Cambridge Test??
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Could you pass a Cambridge University interview?  TelegraphPCLinuxOS Gnome and PCLinuxOS Mate
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10242013 #2
I scored 60%, but would like to see their explanation of the birthday and dice questions. I think they are wrong on those two.
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10242013 #3
70% here. Although one question was a 50/50 punt that I got right...
For the dice question, as the dice is completely unbiased there is a 1 in 6 chance that you will roll a 6 which means on average a 6 will come up in 6 rolls. This does not mean that a 6 will come up in every group of 6 rolls or that only 1 will. The more rolls you make then the closer it will get to the answer given.
I got the birthday question wrong and am currently trying to understand the answer!"I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
It'll happen to you too."
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10242013 #4
Nah, I can't answer questions like that. Besides, I failed a real, live Cambridge interview so I know I don't have what it takes.
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10242013 #5
Thank you for completing this quiz.
You scored 30%!
I bet the test maker could not rebuild a motorcycle transmission or contruct anything as fine as
I do with nothing avaiable though.
They hurt my feelers with that.

10252013 #6
With a 1 in 6 chance, each number is equally likely to come up, so with a large number of rolls, a 6 should come up, on average, in 3.5 rolls out of 6, but the interval between 6's would be 6. I was thinking average rolls to get a 6, not interval. Thanks for getting me on the right track elija.
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10252013 #7
I've looked at two of those questions now, and they've both been incorrectly described or incorrectly worked out.
This one:
An unbiased uniform random number generator, which generates numbers between 0 and 1 inclusive, is used to generate two numbers A and B. Find the probability that A will be greater than B.
P( A > B) = P( A < B )
therefore P (A>B) = 1/2.
The correct answer is, of course:
P (A > B)  P (A = B).
Which is very close to half, but not actually a half.
The other one was this:
Two particles A and B each of mass m are connected by a light inextensible string with A on a smooth table and B hanging down the string below the table. In order to keep B in equilibrium, what should be the speed of A?
If you ask me, those maths professors at Cambridge have some clever ideas about how to test your reasoning, but don't communicate very well.Linux user #126863  see http://linuxcounter.net/

10252013 #8
Got lucky on 2 I guessed.
Thank you for completing this quiz.
You scored 100%!Last edited by slw210; 10252013 at 03:03 PM.

10252013 #9
Got 50%, but I still have not got my morning coffee ...

10252013 #10Linux user #126863  see http://linuxcounter.net/