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Old 05-31-2019, 08:41 PM
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What say tht. What do you say is the answer to this question.

If you were in a race and passed the person in second place, what place would you be in?

teacher told my son his answer was wrong, I told her she was too stupid to be a teacher. And for the record - the question was phrased exactly as written.
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Second place.

But since everybody wins the same trophy who cares.
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You move from third to second as they move from second to third....or you could be a lap behind?
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Second place.

But since everybody wins the same trophy who cares.
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Canít wait to hear this one.
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You move from third to second as they move from second to third....or you could be a lap behind?

bingo!!!

not enough information provided.

Two scenarios.
One - the leader of the race laps the field - passing the second place person, the leader is still the leader.

Two - a lapped person passes the second place person - they are not suddenly in second place - they are still a lap behind.
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If you pass the person in second....you move from third to second
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What say tht. What do you say is the answer to this question.

If you were in a race and passed the person in second place, what place would you be in?

....
Hoboken?
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After telling her she was too stupid to be a teacher you are probably going to be wrong no matter what! Passing a second place position would put you in second place. Pretty simple answer.
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Are you transgender? Are you a white male or native person? It matters before you answer this question. Using old math you are in second place. Using common core, you are orange.
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bingo!!!

not enough information provided.

Two scenarios.
One - the leader of the race laps the field - passing the second place person, the leader is still the leader.

Two - a lapped person passes the second place person - they are not suddenly in second place - they are still a lap behind.
Was this the teacher's response?

Is this an advanced placement class?

I actually like and appreciate the "outside of the box" answers. This is what kids should be taught. There's not always one, easy answer.
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
If you pass the person in second....you move from third to second
maybe, maybe not
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Not enough info to form a solid answer.

Could be first and second are super close, so if you pass second, you will pass first.

You could push second down and he does a face-plant. Now you are DQ'd and out of the race.

You could be in a lap race and be a whole lap ahead of second. So your were first, pass second, still in first.

You could be in a lap race and be a whole lap behind second, and be last. Pass second (not sure why or how) and still be last.

You could be in a relay race, grab the baton from second, and as a team you are still in second.

Lots of variations possible.
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The only real race is the Baja 1000. And, since there aren't laps in the Baja 1000...if you pass the person in 2nd place, you are now in second place.

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Very similar thing happened in my AP math class. Question about about a marketing campaign. X amount of ads fit in X space and round to the nearest whole number. The answer was 25.6, however, you cannot fit .4 of an ad on a page that doesn't exist. Had to have a lovely meeting with the teacher, mother and principal. Luckily my mother was on my side and kept telling the teacher once the plane is full you cannot seat anymore people.
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Wait...who's on first again?
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Ok, enough screwing around....what was her answer and the logic behind her answer?
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Wait...who's on first again?
I don't know...third base.
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Originally Posted by chuck34 View Post
Ok, enough screwing around....what was her answer and the logic behind her answer?
her answer was second place. She had no logic to support her position.
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