1) One of the answers is correct

2) Two answers are correct

3) The correct answer is not among the given possibilities

(there cannot be 3 or more answers correct, since the probability is only one, and the only repeated answer is 25%, being repeated twice)

Now, I consider the aforementioned scenarios:

CASE 1: One of the answers given (either a, b, c, or d) is correct.

In this case, without looking the actual answers, it’s easy to understand that the chance to be correct is 25%.

Looking at the four possibilities, we see that both a and d indicate 25%: there are two correct answers, which is INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE SCENARIO.

CASE 2: Two of the answers given are correct at the same time.

The only way for this to be possible is that both a and d would be correct, and then the actual answer for the question would be 50%. NICE. Now when we want to map the 50% to its corresponding letter, we discover that only one option shows that number, which is INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE SCENARIO.

We are left with scenario 3: The correct answer is NOT LISTED, hence the answer to the question is 0%.

In this “answer” post, you are actually CHANGING THE QUESTION. However, I guess that is what some teachers would do, but does not justify B being correct whatsoever!!

]]>The chance of being correct depends on the number of alternatives and how many of them are correct. In this case there are four alternatives. If 0 is correct the probability of being right is 0 %. For 1, 2, 3 and 4 correct alternatives, the chance of being right is 25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 100 % respectively. Thus the right answer has to be one of these five.

0 %, 75 % and 100 % isn’t available as an option.

25 % can’t be right since it’s available twice.

50 % can’t be right since it’s only available once.

For more headache consider the following example:

a) 25 %

b) 50 %

c) 50 %

d) 75%

If we say 25 % is correct, a is correct. The same is true for 50 % and b, c. Thus, In a sense a, b and c are all correct which implies the probability is 75 % which implies only d is right, but then the probability is 25 %…

In the following case a would be correct though:

a) 25 %

b) 33 %

c) 52 %

d) 90 %

The first trick is that THERE IS NO QUESTION!

People are first of all being sucked in by the declaration that “this” is a “question” and that it has an “answer” and that the answer will be “correct”.

Ask a legitimate question first. But there IS NO QUESTION to begin with!

The percentages are bogus distractions to make it “simulate” a question — waddling like a duck, quacking like a duck, ergo, it must also make a nice duck pate… but no question is ever posed that could even have a “correct” answer for which the percentages as false “choices” would apply.

Look again. Break it down semantically. It never actually ASKS a Question! It begs you to wander down a path focusing on CHANCE and you ruminate over the percentages as A, B, C & D but this example never gets around to asking one question for which there could be a “correct” answer.

]]>How do you spell the english word pronounced the same as the Spanish word “tu”?

Or the alternate that you can’t write, only speak. Just read it aloud to see the problem:

“There are three ways to spell to.”

]]>If we know nothing about the distribution, the chance to answer right by random can be anywhere between 25% and 50%. If we can assume that the distribution is uniform, the chance to get the answer right by random is 1/3. Thus, none of the given options is the right answer. ]]>

assume that the probability of randomly picking the correct answer is 25%

then the correct answer is B

thus the probability of randomly picking the correct answer is 25%

]]>a) red

b) blue

c) green

d) red

Chance 33,3333333….. %

But if :

a) 25 type string

b) 50 type integer

c) 60 type integer

d) 25 type integer

Chance choose random right 25%

So the chance to choose the right 33.33333 …. ]]>

Swap the inner question with “which is a primary colour (a) red (b) pink (c) green (d) purple” and now replying (b) makes no sense. The actual answers to the inner question don’t matter, all that matters is picking one and being right.

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