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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Can you please help me with this?

Find the two words that are different from the rest

hockey, badminton, tennis, cricket, swimming

My DD says hockey and swimming, whereas the book says badminton and swimming. Am not able to explain how.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:44 pm 
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A painful one.

Hockey, tennis and cricket are all played with a ball. Badminton uses a shuttlecock and swimming uses nothing.

The obvious odd one out is swimming because it is water-based, so that can be ruled out. It is then a case of thinking about the equipment used to play each sport, where they take place, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Hi,

Yes its Badminton & Swimming because they don't use balls. i.e Badminton uses a shuttlecock

Hope this helps


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Putting badminton and tennis in is a bit of a trap, because you do think of them as similar sports (which with squash they are both racket sports), so straight away you assume they are not the odd ones and look to the rest.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:43 pm 
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Thanks a lot. I understand now.


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Badminton and Swimming


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