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spoo
"The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, and that they weren't aware of the question before the paper was handed out."
Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?

* proofread.

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How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?

Stupid test.

Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?
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How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?

Stupid test.

Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?


it means there are more men than women
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Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?
#4
didn't anyone complain about prize of chocolate
1 Like #5
stuarthanley
Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?

The typeface used was "so last millennium" as well.
3 Likes #6
shadey12
didn't anyone complain about prize of chocolate
stuarthanley
Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?

^ Perhaps we should concentrate on a collection of words making sense being the first priority.
1 Like #7
Stupid question. The grammar annoyed me more than the blatant homophobia and I'm an actual real-life gay...
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How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?
Stupid test.
Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?

14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married
14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p
#9
"The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, and that they weren't aware of the question before the paper was handed out."

Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?
5 Likes #10
spoo
"The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, and that they weren't aware of the question before the paper was handed out."
Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?

* proofread.
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spoo
"The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, and that they weren't aware of the question before the paper was handed out."
Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?
* proofread.
:p
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79%
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How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?
Stupid test.
Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?

Going for the Ghostbusters-reboot thing for The Bible there, I see. Controversial stuff.
#14
Well done that Q setter at least they have got folk interested in maths maybe I'll put in a Biology Q on human reproduction and genetics with the correct insertion?

Edited By: sowotsdis on Sep 16, 2016 16:35
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Firefly1
14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married
14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

Better question:
How many of those married are sleeping with somebody else?
#16
Anyone worked out the answer as opposed to ranting on like they do here in this Misc thread, thinking that they know how to cure all ills of the nation. Come on you smart Alecs.
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Firefly1
14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married
14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married
Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p
Better question:
How many of those married are sleeping with somebody else?

Or we could improve our maths :p

Number of women married: 18 out of 20 = 90% marriage
Number of men married: 18 out of 26 = 69.2% marriage rate

As far as I can tell, this question is mathematically flawed. It may not be the exact question being asked, but the percentages provided are impossible to achieve.
1 Like #18
splender
Anyone worked out the answer as opposed to ranting on like they do here in this Misc thread, thinking that they know how to cure all ills of the nation. Come on you smart Alecs.

Yep:
stuarthanley
79%
#19
79% still
1 Like #20
78.75%
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...Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?
dxx
Going for the Ghostbusters-reboot thing for The Bible there, I see. Controversial stuff.

We all know that Mary of Shmi-Skywalker-Nazareth-Carpenter was really God & gave birth to Anakin Jesus.
#22
stuarthanley
79% still

Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Edited By: Firefly1 on Sep 16, 2016 16:44
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raj75
78.75%
Correct
#24
Firefly1
...Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Closet? :{
#25
An intermediate stage is (9x2x0.7/(9+7))×100%
#26
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Firefly1
...Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
Closet? :{

Get back into your Closet. :D

I'll get my coat.

Oh wait, you're already in there :(

Closest is a word.... superlative adjective: closest - I believe its use is correct.
#27
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
311 Women. 400 men = town populous

Edited By: stuarthanley on Sep 16, 2016 16:54
#28
splender
An intermediate stage is (9x2x0.7/(9+7))×100%

Multiplying by 100%?

Are you sure?
#29
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p

70 women - 90% = 63 exactly
90 men - 70% = 63 exactly

Yes I'm bored this afternoon :p



Edited By: spoo on Sep 16, 2016 16:57
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stuarthanley
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
311 women. 400 men.


I thought this thread was about a maths question rather than comparing our sexual history. ;)
#31
stuarthanley
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
311 Women. 400 men.

The same number of women must be married to men. How many women are married to men? That doesn't make much sense to me at the moment.
#32
Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".
#33
spoo
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
90 women - 70% = 63 exactly
70 men - 90% = 63 exactly

Yes I'm bored this afternoon :p


That's it :) Thanks.
1 Like #34
Firefly1
stuarthanley
Firefly1
stuarthanley
79% still
Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.
Therefore the answer is 78% :p
311 Women. 400 men.
The same number of women must be married to men. How many women are married to men? That doesn't make much sense to me at the moment.
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Could be a few bigamists.!
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shauneco
Could be a few bigamists.!

No, that's not what god intended.
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splender
Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".

http://66.media.tumblr.com/9a70e40b46e497585eec4074dc32387b/tumblr_o9wjtiwaKK1tifikbo2_250.gif
1 Like #38
too busy making tea to be right ;)


Edited By: brilly on Sep 16, 2016 17:25: .
#39
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Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?
Good point, the correct pronoun is He, because God identifies as a narcissist.
4 Likes #40
splender
Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".

Jesus, dude, I think you're taking this far too seriously. Just have a laugh at some ridiculously outdated views that a school made a bit of a balls-up to distribute, and have a nice cup of tea or something.

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