Padoof has been browsing the ACT Scaling Test Sample Questions.
Sadly Q 42 leaves a bit to be desired:
Barcham is at this time keeping mum as to his involvement.
There used to be a bumper sticker that said “Every teacher is a teacher of English”.
This is what happens when greengrocer’s (ha ha) are employed to write test questions.
You mean its not 125g?
Someone once corrected someone’s daughter’s correct use of its to it’s at her previous school.
Someone buried someone under a rose bush…
It appears we have a new gold mine in the ACT 😛
My calculations puts “it is mass” at 80g.
10g gold ingot from the Perth Mint is over $500.
^^^ they even circled what was wrong!
and the answer is A….gold star please! (and none of that 12.5% gold sample either!)
The mistake is circled for those having trouble :p
wasn’t the red circle a giveaway? No possessive involved. Will no-one think of the children…..
They aren’t alone. Check the innovations in punctuation by our silicon overlords …
Ok. I’ve spent an hour trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with that question. Took a while to realise it wasn’t the maths.
They haven’t defined “impurities”. Since the subject of the sentence appears to be gold-bearing sediment, is gold the impurity? Or is there something else in the sediment? And what per cent does that other thing make up?
I know, right? As if anyone can believe a sediment sample contains 12.5% gold.
What should we call Canberra’s newest Light Rail Vehicle?