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Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

X got an 8. Y got a 3. X made it. Y didn't. What am I talking about?

My first one, guys, and a quickie at that, too. Should be easy.
Biograd (Biograd)
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Are X and Y H?A?M?

"made it" as in:
constructed something?
attained a goal? ("I finally made it to the end of my journey")
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Are the numbers measurements or identifiers?
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Are X and Y H? Yes A? No M? Not necessarily

"made it" as in:
constructed something? No
attained a goal? ("I finally made it to the end of my journey") No
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Are the numbers measurements or identifiers? What exactly do you mean by 'identifiers'? Should be the former, though.
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Would this work if X got 7 and if Y got 3?
If Y got 8 and X got 3, would Y have made it?
Do 8 and 3 refer to years?
Years of presidency?
Years in jail?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Would this work if X got 7 and if Y got 3?
If Y got 8 and X got 3, would Y have made it?
Do 8 and 3 refer to years?
Years of presidency?
Years in jail?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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By "identifiers," I mean several things, one of which was considered the third and another the eight of a series. For example, the uniform numbers that identify sports players or military units.

If a measurement is intended, is the same thing being measured in both cases? Is it a measurement of:

Distance?
Speed?
Power?
Size?
Number of objects in a group?

Was it only possible for one of them to make it? Is a competition involved? Does "it" refer to a physical object or location? If so, is there more than one -- ie, if Y had also made it, would there be two "its?"
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Would this work if X got 7 and if Y got 3? most probably would have
If Y got 8 and X got 3, would Y have made it? Yes
Do 8 and 3 refer to years? No
Years of presidency?
Years in jail? See above
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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By "identifiers," I mean several things, one of which was considered the third and another the eight of a series. For example, the uniform numbers that identify sports players or military units. OK.

If a measurement is intended, (which it is) is the same thing being measured in both cases? yes Is it a measurement of:

Distance?
Speed?
Power?
Size? None of these
Number of objects in a group? not number of objects as such, but you're OTRT

Was it only possible for one of them to make it? no Is a competition involved? no Does "it" refer to a physical object or location? no If so, is there more than one -- ie, if Y had also made it, would there be two "its?" see above
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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X and Y are not adults. Are they children? Is this a school test? Part of a childhood pastime (like trying out for sports)? Is this a true story? If not, could it really happen? Are the location and time period relevant? Anyone else relevant?
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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X and Y are not adults. Are they children? Yesish Is this a school test? No Part of a childhood pastime (like trying out for sports)? No Is this a true story? No If not, could it really happen? Yes, it certainly could Are the location and time period relevant? No Anyone else relevant? No
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Are X and Y teens? Toddler? Babies?

Do 8 and 3 refer to weight? Was X born weighing 8lb, and Y born weighing 3lb, which is too small to survive: so only X "made it"?
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Are X and Y teens? Toddler? Babies? This one

Do 8 and 3 refer to weight? No Was X born weighing 8lb, and Y born weighing 3lb, which is too small to survive: so only X "made it"? No, but you're very much OTRT and getting closer to the answer
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Is "made it" used in the sense of "survived"?

Are 8 and 3 the babies' Apgar scores? I think they get up to 2 points for each of five categories, with higher scores being better, so a baby with an 8 would be doing quite well, while a 3 would be really bad.
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "made it" used in the sense of "survived"?

Are 8 and 3 the babies' Apgar scores? I think they get up to 2 points for each of five categories, with higher scores being better, so a baby with an 8 would be doing quite well, while a 3 would be really bad.

Yep, you got it.

******************SPOILER**********************

8 and 3 are the APGAR scores of the two babies. The score is calculated within minutes of birth in five categories (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration) from a scale of 0 to 2 each, thus totalling to 10. A score of 7 to 10 is considered normal, 4 to 6 is bad, and 1 to 3 is critical.


Told you it was a quickie.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha! Interesting. I'd never heard of APGAR scoring before.

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