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Old 06-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Validation Question Confusion

I just registered here. I failed the first validation questions which was something along the lines of:

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What is two plus two times three
I incorrectly guessed this was meant as 2+2*3=8. It appears what was meant was (2+2)*3=12.

This confused me a bit
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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I just registered here. I failed the first validation questions which was something along the lines of:

I incorrectly guessed this was meant as 2+2*3=8. It appears what was meant was (2+2)*3=12.

This confused me a bit
With over-analysis like this you're going to fit in perfect around here.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Hmmm, perhaps this could be my "Welcome" thread? Hah!

edit - also, I did notice the "Confused about dryer sheets" level. This is pretty funny, up until a few years ago I never questioned why you used dryer sheets, and then we ran out and I stopped... never bought them again since.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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Yes, just because you did the operations in the correct sequence, don't consider for a moment that you won't get grief from other posters here, who will chime in with myriad reasons why the correct sequence is flawed and should be changed.

Anyway, welcome to the board.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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I just registered here. I failed the first validation questions which was something along the lines of:

I incorrectly guessed this was meant as 2+2*3=8. It appears what was meant was (2+2)*3=12.

This confused me a bit
As a great moderator emeritus often says, numbers is hard. Glad you figured it out.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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What is two plus two times three
It's hard to believe that any self-respecting programmer would pose a question like that. I would hate to see his code.
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I just registered here. I failed the first validation questions which was something along the lines of:



I incorrectly guessed this was meant as 2+2*3=8. It appears what was meant was (2+2)*3=12.

This confused me a bit
This problem is easily solved using Order of Operations, which IIRC is taught in middle school. So, the real question is "what was that programmer doing during math class?"
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #8
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Validation question? Math class? Way too much brain effort for a Monday morning.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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It's hard to believe that any self-respecting programmer would pose a question like that. I would hate to see his code.

The problem is that no self respecting coder set up the barrier questions, I did. (musician here......). The actual question was What is the sum of two plus two multiplied by 3?

We have other fun questions designed to foil registration bots (automated spammers) e.g. What color is the sky on a clear sunny day, how many annuity salesmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb, etc....

Sorry for the confusion, glad you managed to register anyhoo...
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