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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.

Note by Finn C
1 year, 6 months ago

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What do you mean by "wrong"?

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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So, there's nothing wrong with the statement...

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Mateo Matijasevick Do you want the answer...?

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C As Geoff, I will delete my answer. Please post it as a problem, is great.

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Mateo Matijasevick The thing is if I made it multi-choice, when they looked at the choices the answer would be obvious... any ideas?

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C Nah... Just put 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 .... And put like 3 obvious ones... :)

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C Well, Geoff's idea is great. I'm waiting for your problem!

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C @Finn C And make sure to make it a multiple choice (so they don't get 3 chances! :) )

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C And put one obvious one, like a spelling mistake.

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Geoff Pilling A repeated word haha

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C Yeah, you can't do that! How about saying "How many mistakes are in this statement?"

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Geoff Pilling Thats a great idea!

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Mateo Matijasevick At least two people will get it! :)

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Geoff Pilling Haha!

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Finn C Wow! Hahaha nice problem, tricky.

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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I got it isn't even a statement it is a question!

Rex Holmes - 1 year, 3 months ago

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I think I got it! I won't post the solution though... hehe :D

Seth-Riley Adams - 1 year, 5 months ago

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I've wrote it... :)

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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Follow Geoff suggestions, a repeated word would be better than an spelling mistake

Mateo Matijasevick - 1 year, 6 months ago

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OK... going to delete it and make a couple of obvious mistakes

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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OK, I'll check it out!

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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I hoped you'd get it! :D

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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I deleted my answer so that others can try it out! :)

Geoff Pilling - 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Geoff Pilling Haha.. thanks!

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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Incorrect... Maybe grammar like... (thought its not)... I'll give the answer if no one gets it in a day or so.

Finn C - 1 year, 6 months ago

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