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Scott Cram
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The Elastic Aptitude Test (EAT) has been designed to measure the distance your imagination can stretch. Unlike traditional aptitude tests, which reward a humdrum command of facts, EAT rewards Flexible Agile Thinking (FAT). Now then, how flexible is your mind?

Part I: Math
Can you make these numbers make sense? Calculators are permitted.

1. 3 is to 9 as 4 is to ____
a) 10 b) 12 c) 16

2. Two cards are drawn at random from a standard deck. What is the probability that they form a pair?

3. 86 is to 98 as 73 is to ____

4. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 3?
a) 34 b) 29 c) 55 d) 102 e) 7

5. What are the next three terms in the following series?
1, 3, 5, 7, ____, ____, ____
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1. All of the above [a) +6, b) x 3, c) **2]

2. 100%

3. EL

4. All (but only d) is EVENLY divisible by 3)

5. 11, 13, 17 [odd numbers only evenly divisible by itself and/or 1]
Jonathan Townsend
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Good for math though how does that relate to elastic or eating?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Good, opus, but there's another couple of answers for #5. Remember, this is the ELASTIC aptitude test.

Jonathan - the "elastic" refers to the way of thinking required.
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Answers:

1) All the choices are correct

2) The probability is a certainty. Two objects of any kind form a pair.

3) EL

4) All of them are divisible of 3.

5) Half credit for saying 9, 11, 13 (odd numbers). Full credit for saying 8, 9, 10 to continue the series of positive integers whose names contain the letter E.
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Hey Opus, did you know it or get it? If you got it , you're a hero, nice work.

Scott, I think John may have been joking (unless he seriously thought it had to do with eating too).
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