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      12-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Are we smarter than Pistonheads?

This was posted as an example question from a Police Assessment test on Pistonheads.

It's getting a lot of responses, the vast majority of which are wrong. I reckon us lot are much smarter, so I want to see if you can get it right:

We are given the following information:

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"Last night a school was vandalised by youths on motorbikes who were pulling wheelies on the football pitch"

"Stuart Brown owns a motorcycle"
The following statement is made:

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Stuart may have been one of the youths who vandalised the school
Is this A: TRUE; B: FALSE or C: IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL

?????
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      12-16-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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There is no right or wrong answer.
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Think it may, just possibly be 'C'.
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      12-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Its B. Innocent until proven guilty.. I guess with the limited info we have.

Not C as it could be possible to tell with some further investigations.

Not A as then you are presuming he may have some guilt, but he might be a complete random bloke with a motobike.
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Do you have the CCTV footage?
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I'm with Will H on this one.

'A'


Whats the prize?
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Whats the prize?
Knowledge that you are smarter than the average pistonhead, including serving police officers.

One right answer so far. Not saying whom.
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C - it's impossible to tell.
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      12-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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Who decides what the right answer is?

No wonder the Police are so miserable these days having to sit through shite assesments like this. Stuart Brown should be roughed up a bit, if he didn't do it fair enough, he might just spill the beans on who did do it.
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So far we are doing a lot better than Pistonheads.

The answer is C: Impossible to Tell (Well done Will, Helen and Tony).

The majority of people on Pistonheads can't work out why and are convinced that the person who set the question is wrong.
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Who decides what the right answer is?

No wonder the Police are so miserable these days having to sit through shite assesments like this. Stuart Brown should be roughed up a bit, if he didn't do it fair enough, he might just spill the beans on who did do it.
Oi, you changed your answer Will!!!!

I could make a case for all three answers. My nan always said I should have been a barrister (i.e. argumentative git!!!)

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There is no right or wrong answer.
Oops.

Wills changed his mind again and is now officially:

WRONG
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Oops.

Wills changed his mind again and is now officially:

WRONG
IMHO
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Poor friggin Stuart cops for it (get it ha, ha), purely by auto suggestion ie. youths on bikes pulling wheelies on the football pitch and the statement that Stuart rides a motorcycle. Then the key words 'school' and 'vandalised' are used in the same sentence as his name.
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it's c

not sure how anyone could have trouble with that. are you guys joking?
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it's c

not sure how anyone could have trouble with that. are you guys joking?
Sadly no - read this thread:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...m%20I%20wrong?

The conclusion amongst the learned Pistonhead community is that the test is wrong and the answer is A.
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The conclusion amongst the learned Pistonhead community is that the test is wrong and the answer is A.
Do they decide the law now?
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it's c

not sure how anyone could have trouble with that. are you guys joking?
Arghh but, NFS had already posted the answer before you posted so ............. Anyhow, innocent until proven guilty.
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Do they decide the law now?
Some of the people who are posting are serving policemen, so in a very real sense they do.
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Are you sure it was "bikes" and not a Black E92 ?
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I will side with what I believe a courtroom of my supposed piers would decide upon.

A.

By reason of "I mean, Brown, really, come on. Just sounds guilty doesn't it."
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