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 Post subject: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:58 am

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Dear Patricia,

Can you tell me if their is an error on question 10 of GL assessment test paper 6 - Verbal Reasoning pack 2, namely:

A=3, B=6, C=8, D=9, E=12

E /(divide) C x B + A = E

Many thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:19 am

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A=3, B=6, C=8, D=9, E=12

E /(divide) C x B + A = E

12 / 8 = 1.5 x 6 = 9 + 3 = 12

There are no brackets so assume that the c x b is not (c x b)?

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:26 am

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Thanks but what I am puzzled about is, without a calculator 12/8 would be 1 r4. only making answer 11.4 and under the rules of being smaller than 5, you should not round up to 12. Is there something I am forgetting?

Your feedback would be most helpful as I did work it out without the brackets originally and thought something was wrong.

Regards

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:33 am

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I would expect an 11+ candidate to be able to divide 12/8 and get 1.5 without use of a calculator

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:42 am

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Though I have to say that I've never seen this question type use fractions, only whole numbers!

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:59 am

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Thank-you Reading Mum, your comment is duly noted. Perhaps you can share with me if you have frequently come across these type of question.

Thank-you Marylou. I was hoping that this was indeed not the norm. When my DD saw it, it threw her and was unsure of what to do, although she is very good at these.

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:06 pm

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Marylou wrote:
Though I have to say that I've never seen this question type use fractions, only whole numbers!

Me neither - but then we haven't done many papers yet. My comment was simply that I would hope someone aiming at a GS could take this level of mental maths in their stride.

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:06 pm

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Just off the top of my head, I think this is the only question to use fractions on any of the mainstream practice materials.

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:13 pm

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Many thanks for the feedback. Usually she sails through these no probs as her mental maths is very strong. Ofcourse seeing something that you are not familar with in this type all of question would be a surprise.

Regards

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 Post subject: Re: Verbal ReasoningPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:13 pm

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If it was in GL paper 6 VR then mine did it without a problem and he is bog standard average at doing these tests. Can't check for sure as I have given all the old papers to a friend for her son - but I tend to remember the ones we had to go over and this one does not stand out.

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