Monday, November 18, 2013
Are you smarter when its harder? Take this one question IQ test.
The answer is yes you are and here is I guy who can explain why with exhaustive detail. Because I know you will be smarter for enduring the exhaustive process check in it out.
Adam Alter, assistant professor at NYU
Here is one of the simple intelligence questions.
QUESTION: If the total cost of a bat and a ball is $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
or asked this way....
Harder version of the QUESTION: If the total cost of a bat and a ball is $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
Obviously it is the same text, but because the question is more difficult to read, we take more time to think about it and our accuracy increases.
Want to see how you did? Click here for the answer...
In Malcolm Gladwell's new book David and Goliath he explores some very interesting and counter intuitive phenomenons including things like this that relate to a variety ways that the underdog wins and wins big.