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Can you count?

jtx Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Count every " F" in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...




HOW MANY ?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
That was quite good 2 years ago.............
#2
5, missed the one in scientific!

But I've read this before so knew to look out for of.
#3
Very Clever, your eyes skip past the word 'of' doesn't it?
#4
Hmm... That would make me a genius, which I'm not. I didn't process the ofs, I processed each letter individually.
#5
Weird
#6
Thank you I keep telling my husabnd I'm a genius but he never beleives me now I have proof:-D
#7
I got 6.....guess it's cos i knew it was comming :)
#8
bellabonkers
I got 6.....guess it's cos i knew it was comming :)


i got 6 too! :)
#9
bellabonkers
I got 6.....guess it's cos i knew it was comming :)


No bella its because you are smart :roll:
#10
erm I got 7...recounting...six...must be tired...
#11
isn't it just 1?
#12
schaf
isn't it just 1?

.....why?
#13
chrysha
.....why?


because it says count every " F" - note the space - and hence that would mean looking for the number of words starting with F (not counting the first one) - therefore 1
#14
schaf
because it says count every " F" - note the space - and hence that would mean looking for the number of words starting with F (not counting the first one) - therefore 1


eh???

6
#15
skusey;2222854
Very Clever, your eyes skip past the word 'of' doesn't it?

Yep that's exactly it - the results of trying this on school children are interesting, younger school children constistently get it right as they are much slower in their reading and count through the of's. Older children who are faster at reading skip straight past words like 'of' without even thinking about it, so much so that when asked to count the 'f's they miss them.

John
#16
schaf
because it says count every " F" - note the space - and hence that would mean looking for the number of words starting with F (not counting the first one) - therefore 1

Mmmmm you've lost me, I go with 6
#17
chrysha
Mmmmm you've lost me, I go with 6


how often do you find a space followed by an F -> only once
how often do you just find an F -> yes, 6 but that's quite easy
#18
Benjimoron
5, missed the one in scientific!

But I've read this before so knew to look out for of.


Lol:oops:

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