What is wrong with this statement?

Clarification: "What is wrong with this statement?" is the statement.

The reason I didn't make this a problem, is I couldn't find a way to put the answer, that wouldn't give it away! This is a very easy problem, but I'm hoping it stumps 1 or 2 of you.

Note: This question is part of the book "The Mysterious Benedict Society" which is a good read.

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TopNewestWhat do you mean by "wrong"? – Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

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– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

Like it says above it's to do with logic... that might give you a clue.Log in to reply

– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

So, there's nothing wrong with the statement...Log in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

Do you want the answer...?Log in to reply

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– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

As Geoff, I will delete my answer. Please post it as a problem, is great.Log in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

The thing is if I made it multi-choice, when they looked at the choices the answer would be obvious... any ideas?Log in to reply

– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

Nah... Just put 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 .... And put like 3 obvious ones... :)Log in to reply

– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

Well, Geoff's idea is great. I'm waiting for your problem!Log in to reply

@Finn C And make sure to make it a multiple choice (so they don't get 3 chances! :) ) – Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

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– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

And put one obvious one, like a spelling mistake.Log in to reply

– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

A repeated word hahaLog in to reply

– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

Yeah, you can't do that! How about saying "How many mistakes are in this statement?"Log in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

Thats a great idea!Log in to reply

– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

At least two people will get it! :)Log in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

Haha!Log in to reply

– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

Wow! Hahaha nice problem, tricky.Log in to reply

I got it isn't even a statement it is a question! – Rex Holmes · 5 months, 1 week ago

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I think I got it! I won't post the solution though... hehe :D – Seth-Riley Adams · 7 months, 1 week ago

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I've wrote it... :) – Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

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– Mateo Matijasevick · 8 months, 1 week ago

Follow Geoff suggestions, a repeated word would be better than an spelling mistakeLog in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

OK... going to delete it and make a couple of obvious mistakesLog in to reply

– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

OK, I'll check it out!Log in to reply

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– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

I hoped you'd get it! :DLog in to reply

– Geoff Pilling · 8 months, 1 week ago

I deleted my answer so that others can try it out! :)Log in to reply

– Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

Haha.. thanks!Log in to reply

Incorrect... Maybe grammar like... (thought its not)... I'll give the answer if no one gets it in a day or so. – Finn C · 8 months, 1 week ago

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