            To: HIQ From: D5B (Jon Ripley) Subject: Another new section? Speaking to Chris whilst issue 48 was still on the proverbial drawing board, I was informed that there had been quite a response regarding I.Q's. I jokingly suggested a new magazine section called HIQ which would include the continuing IQ debate and other items such as puzzles, brain-teasers and other related things. Another thing that Chris and I talked about was the possibility of an IQ test featuring in a future issue. Although I have access to several IQ tests I wouldn't want to undermine any one used by freely publishing a test and the result. To add to this, I am not a trained psychologist and therefore unqualified to write a program which could be used as an IQ test. To add to this, any test which was published could not be administered under suitable conditions and erroneous results may be to the detriment of the individual taking the test by either making them believe that their IQ is either higher of lower than it is. I know of people with average IQs (100pts) who have only scored 50-80pts on an improper test and the same people scored 115-125pts on a similar, improper test. If you would like to take a proper IQ test then you can write to Mensa. Otherwise a book has been published called 'Check Your Own I.Q' written by Dr H.J.Eysenck, published by Pelican Books (ISBN 0-14-020656-6). The last edition I have seen was published in 1966, this book should be available from any library although you might have to order (reserve) it. This book contains several IQ tests including general tests and tests which are specific to numerical, verbal and visuo-spatial abilities. There are, in addition several puzzles and problems that are in two aptly names chapters, 'Limbering Up for Intellectual Giants 1&2'! When using this book you should keep in mind that over time, although the average I.Q of the population will remain at 100 points. An average IQ of today would be a higher IQ of the past and a lower IQ of the future as human intelligence seems to be increasing with each successive generation.  To: HIQ From: D5B (Jon Ripley) Subject: Some puzzles for you! Number sequences are a popular pastime for some and often feature in tests and exams, including I.Q tests. A number sequence is a list of related numbers and you are normally asked to work out what the last number in the sequence is. If you were then asked to give the next number in the sequence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... most people would correctly say that 6 would be the next number, again if the sequence was 2, 4, 6, 8, 10...The next number would be 12, each successive number being 2 + the previous number. Other sequences may have a missing number in the sequence so if the sequence was 1, 4, 9, ?, 25...You might guess 16 as the missing number, all numbers being squares in, ie 1*1, 2*2, 3*3, 4*4, etc. Below are a few more sequences which are a bit more challenging and I hope that they will provide some food for thought. (The first 2 are very difficult!) Find the next number in the series... 1. 3 4 5 8 1 7 7 10 3 ... 2. 5 2 3 3 9 8 6 1 10 ... 3. 1 3 6 10 15 ... Now find the next two numbers... 4. 9 1 2 8 3 7 ... 5. 3 1 4 1 5 ... 6. 12 23 34 45 54 43 ... Another couple of numerical puzzles for you to think about... 7. What is 9.11612581436? You can add all the digits in a number together until you are finally left with a single digit. For example, using the number 12 you would add 1 and 2 to get the answer 3. For the number 79 you would add 7 and 9 to make 16 and then the numbers 1 and 6 to make 7. Using the above technique answer the following. 8. 184 ? 9. 98832365 ? 10.  4444    If you work out the answers, you are welcome to send them in to 8BS or myself. The answers to the above problems will be in the next issue.  To: HIQ From: D5B (Jon Ripley) Subject: 4D Noughts and Crosses XOX XXO XXX Left is a grid from a OOX XOO OOX game of 4 dimensional XXO OXX XXO noughts and crosses. OXO XXX XOO The questions are... OXO OXX XXO OOO XOX XXO 1) Who went first? 2) Who won? OOO OXX OOX 3) How many lines did XOO XOO OXX each player get? OOX XXO OXO Answers next month... Have a go and see what you can find!  PRESS SPACE FOR MENU