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Slow and Stupid Wins the Race ?
Last Post 31 May 2012 02:54 AM by ffinybryn. 1 Replies.
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james
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31 May 2012 12:44 AM
    Hare and Tortoise had to take a make-up class in math over the summer, a two-month, self-paced course with a test at the end of each of 12 chapters. The course requires a 70% grade to pass.

    In the first month, they both had difficulties with the concepts. Hare averaged 60% on his exams; Tortoise averaged 50%. Owl, the supervisor, spent three days of the next week helping them with their difficulties.

    It worked. In the second month, Hare averaged 90% on his exams; Tortoise averaged 80%.

    However, Tortoise got a passing grade of 75% in the class; Hare failed with 65%. When Hare protested to Owl that he'd outscored Tortoise in both months, Owl made Hare do the math on the board -- and sign up for another make-up class, after school in the fall.

    How did Tortoise pass while Hare flunked?
    ffinybryn
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    31 May 2012 02:54 AM
    The hare "flunked" more of the 12 chapters than the tortoise in the first month. (Self-paced).

    When they had overcome their difficulties in the second month, the hare improved his score on fewer chapters than the tortoise, resulting in a lower overall score.

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