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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 05:02 am
Could someone point me in the right direction please(don't want the answer) to this question.
If an Avocado costs 9p,a Tomato costs 11p; a lemon costs 13p; and a Banana costs 16p; then using same mensa logic what does a clementine cost.
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fresco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 11:36 am
@Opsimath,
Suggestion:
Count the vowels (once only per word) and add them to the price, to obtain an arithmetic sequence.
Opsimath
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 12:35 pm
@fresco,
Works for Lemon and Banana but not Tomato.
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fresco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 01:19 pm
@Opsimath,
Avocado 2+9=11
Tomato 2+11 =13
Lemon 2+13 =15
Banana 1+16 =17
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Clementine 2+17=19
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 06:08 pm
@fresco,
Quote:
If an Avocado costs 9p,a Tomato costs 11p; a lemon costs 13p; and a Banana costs 16p; then using same mensa logic what does a clementine cost.


I didn't ask the question but I don't get your answer.

Avocado is supposed to cost 9, not 11. Your second set of numbers doesn't add up to the answer.
fresco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 06:36 pm
@boomerang,
The words are in sequence. You add the number of vowel types to the price (in red) to get the series of odd numbers from 11. The clue is the even price for banana which has the single vowel versus the odd price for the others which have 2 vowels each.
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 27 Aug, 2013 06:40 pm
@fresco,
Oh! I get it. The answer is 17 (not 19, as I was reading your reply).

That's tricky. Very clever of you to figure it out.

Thank you for the explanation!
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Opsimath
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 01:23 am
@fresco,
Thanks for explanation.
Opsimath
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:10 am
@Opsimath,
Fresco, not sure now that your explanation is entirely correct.
sophocles
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 09:55 am
@Opsimath,
I can tell you that all these answers are wrong it has nothing to do with vowels and consonants. Have you got Question 27 yet (the transport system and post world war 2 grand national winner) Its driving me insane! If you offer a clue to this I will do the same for the avocado question
fresco
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 11:50 am
@Opsimath,
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Fresco, not sure now that your explanation is entirely correct.

It was a suggestion. Most sequences are. The attributes "correct" versus "intended" are debatable unless answers are co-dependent as for example in a crossword.
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fresco
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 12:04 pm
@sophocles,
I suggest "Teal" the (1952)Grand National winner... etc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEAL

(I don't have the quiz)

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fresco
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 12:21 pm
@sophocles,
...or E.S.B. (1956)
http://synapse.apache.org/
Opsimath
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:55 pm
@fresco,
This is the one I thought it was .
Opsimath
 
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Reply Fri 30 Aug, 2013 05:01 am
@Opsimath,
E.S.B. that is
sophocles
 
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Reply Fri 30 Aug, 2013 09:56 am
@Opsimath,
Still not convinced with Teal or E.S.B, but I would go for Teal, it being the name of Disneylands Monorail system. It is such a poorly worded and ambigous question. A clue to answering the Avocado question. Think number of straight lines in each word.
Opsimath
 
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Reply Fri 30 Aug, 2013 01:53 pm
@sophocles,
Good answer Sophocles. How did you work that out.
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fresco
 
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Reply Fri 30 Aug, 2013 02:52 pm
@sophocles,
Quote:
Think number of straight lines in each word

Question
In capitals ? (Is that how the question is written ?)
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