Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hong Kong Elementary School Admissions Test

How long did it take you to solve it? I'll tell you how I did in the comment section to avoid spoiling it for you.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

First I tried to see if there was some mathematical relationship involved. Nothing came to mind. I did notice that only certain numerals appeared and that they were all ones like 6 and 9 that still looked like a number upside down. When I pictured the upside versions to myself of course the answer was obvious. All that took at least ten seconds. It only occurred to me quite a bit later how that would have been the actual point of view of someone parking their car, which is probably how most sensible people got to the answer. Another case in which a person not mathematically inclined might have solved a problem much faster than someone burdened with a mathematical background.