# Stumped with year 4 homework

1. Wouldn't the answer be to count them as even with catching them etc you still need to count them to find out how many there are.

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3. 1st one

weighs fish?[

2nd Q

Arctic sea - all ice?

UOTE=CMF;6646912]Thanks for your replies, but I think it's a trick question!

For eg the last 2 weeks, just from memory...

John Smith is a fishmonger with black hair and blue eyes. He is 182cm tall, wears a size XL, and has a size 16 shoe. What does he weigh?

And-

You make your long journey to the sea. You have travelled by ship and when you arrive at the sea there is no water to be seen anywhere and never has been, but you knew this when you set off on your journey. Where are you and why?[/QUOTE]

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OMG, how much longer til we get the answer? I keep re-reading the question but can't get to the bottom of it.

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What about catching them and numbering them and then recatching them the next day and see how many you catch without numbers and add the total of non-numbered frogs to the numbered frogs? Or repeat for a few days until you no longer get frogs without numbers.

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My partner and I just spent ages discussing this. Is there some trick in the sentence about the colour of the frogs? Are they really talking about something else?

then we thought about the patterns of frogs. the number that you find in a pond at any given moment wouldn't be an accurate figure as they tend to hop around in other places, new frogs are born (tadpoles hatch) and frogs are eaten etc.

His conclusion was to do a count every day for a reasonable period of time, and then take the mean. Apparently there is some statistical phenomena where if you got a whole town to count a large jar of sweets, the mean of their guesses will be correct, or at least the best way to count them. I don't think it works as well for frogs as you would get a combination of the highest number possible, and then lower numbers allowing for some frogs to be elsewhere, so the mean would end up being less than the total number that live in the area, but the question asks for the best way to figure it out.

But, I'm sure there is some trick. Maybe there are no frogs, maybe they are all dead, maybe they are pretend frogs, maybe Emily is imagining the whole thing, maybe Emily is a frog.

You must demand the school provides the answer so I can stop googling the habits of frogs, lol.

8. Lol im sure this isnt the answer as it would be too tricky...
But I would divide the pond up into X amount of equal sections and only count one boxed section and then multiply it by how many boxed sections there is.

And with the kids homework... Adults DO over think things. We have so many other usually more advanced things which occupy our mind.
For instance in Qld the BIG yr12 test (QCS) is filled with questions that year 8 kids are meant to pass with flying colours but even the high-achieving seniors can't answer them.

We forget the most simple methods sometimes. It took me 3 readings of the fishmonger riddle to 'guess' that he weighs fish. The sea ship one I had no idea. And I don't really get the OP's one. But If it was me I would divide up in sections and count. Im sure that's not the answer though.

And it depends on what is being taught to the kids at that time. They are probably learning about space or had just learnt about it with the sea ship question.

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But, I'm sure there is some trick. Maybe there are no frogs, maybe they are all dead, maybe they are pretend frogs, maybe Emily is imagining the whole thing, maybe Emily is a frog.

You must demand the school provides the answer so I can stop googling the habits of frogs, lol.

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She could always kill the damn things and count the bodies?

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12. Originally Posted by NancyBlackett
She could always kill the damn things and count the bodies?

This!! ...and then do this ~~

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