Answer to classroom exercise

Juan R. Fajardo fajardos at SPAMix.netcom.com
Wed May 3 20:21:01 MDT 2000


Ah...cool!

"Craven, Jim" wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carrol Cox [mailto:cbcox at ilstu.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:17 AM
> To: Craven, Jim
> Subject: Re: A Classroom Exercise
>
> Koala (sp?) Bear?
>
> The nation has to start with D, and Denmark is the only D I can
> think of without checking an Atlas.
>
> Carrol
>
> Thanks for playing, the common answer is Kangaroo; about 98% of people who
> do this exercise think of Denmark and about 94% think of K as corresponding
> to Kangaroo.
> Of course there is Dubai, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Dominica and for the
> letter K, there is Koala Bear, Krait, etc.
>
> This is an exercise in cultural conditioning.
>
> Of course you will always arrive at the letter D since any number between 1
> and 10 when multiplied by 9 will yield a two-digit number whose individal
> numbers when added lead to 9 and then minus 5 will yield 4 or the letter
> equivalent D.
>
> Jim Craven
>





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