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Old 05-31-2019, 07:41 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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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
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?

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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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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post



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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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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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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