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!
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