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    True or False?

    <hr>A business man had just turned off the lights in the store when a man appeared and demanded money. The owner opened a cash register. The contents of the cash register were scooped up, and the man sped away. A member of the police force was notified promptly. <hr>
    Based on the information in this story, which of the following statements are True and which are False. Try to answer them all yourself before you look at other people's replies.
    1. <LI>A man appeared after the owner had turned off his store lights.
      <LI>The robber was a man.
      <LI>The man who appeared did not demand money.
      <LI>The man who opened the cash register was the owner.
      <LI>The store owner scooped up the contents of the cash register and ran away.
      <LI>Someone opened a cash register.
      <LI>After the man who demanded the money scooped up the contents of the cash register, he ran away.
      <LI>While the cash register contained money the story does not state how much.
      <LI>The robber demanded money of the owner.
      <LI>A businessman had just turned off the lights when a man appeared in the store.
      <LI>It was broad daylight when the man appeared.
      <LI>The man who appeared opened the cash register.
      <LI>No one demanded money.
      <LI>The story concerns a series of events in which only three persons are referred to: the owner of the store, a man who demanded money, and a member of the police force.
      <LI>The following events were included in the story: Someone demanded money, a cash register was opened, its contents were scooped up, and a man dashed out of the store.
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    Re: True or False?

    Here goes. But something tells me this is a story in which nothing is as it seems....

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> false</span hide>
    4. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> false</span hide>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    8. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    9. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    10. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    11. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> false</span hide>
    12. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> false</span hide>
    13. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> false</span hide>
    14. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
    15. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> true</span hide>
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    Re: True or False?

    Let me have a shot.

    01. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">F</span hide>
    02. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    03. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    04. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    05. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">F</span hide>
    06. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    07. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">?</span hide>
    08. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    09. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">F.........</span hide>
    10. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>
    11. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">?</span hide>
    12. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">?</span hide>
    13. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">F</span hide>
    14. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">FALSE (I think)</span hide>
    15. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T</span hide>

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    Re: True or False?

    Just to throw a spanner into John's and your answer #1 for example <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Are you sure the businessman and the owner may not be the same person</span hide> therefore you have made a assumption <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: True or False?

    Hence my answer to #14. I've read it tooooooooo many times, and ....... Now where's the <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0></span hide> answer?

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    Re: True or False?

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 05-Dec-08 23:02. Missed out 13, 14 and 15 the first time)</P>I'll hazard a go

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    1 ?
    2 ?
    3 False
    4 ?
    5 ?
    6 True
    7 ?
    8 ?
    9 ?
    10 ?
    11 ?
    12 ?
    13 False
    14 ?
    15 ?

    The question mark implies there is insufficient data to determine the result of True or False or assumptions have to be made. I will explain if required.
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    Re: True or False?

    1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unk: Is Businessman the owner?</span hide>
    2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unknown if there was robber.</span hide>
    3<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">FALSE: "a man appeared and demanded money"</span hide>
    4<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">TRUE: "The owner opened a cash register."</span hide>
    5<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unk: Not indicated who was "the man"</span hide>
    6<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">TRUE: "The owner opened a cash register."</span hide>
    7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unk: the man who demanded money and the man who took the contents is not made clear They may or may not be the same person</span hide>
    8<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unk: contents may not be money</span hide>
    9<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unk: is the man a robber</span hide>
    10<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unknown: did the man appear in the store?</span hide>
    11<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unknown what time of day</span hide>
    12<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unknown who the appearing man was</span hide>
    13<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">FALSE: "a man appeared and demanded money"</span hide>
    14<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Unknown: Could be 2, 3 or 4 people</span hide>
    15<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1st three TRUE: a) "a man appeared and demanded money"; "The owner opened a cash register"; c) "The contents of the cash register were scooped up"; Unknown for d) "man sped away" may not be the same as "man dashed out of the store"</span hide>

    One possible interpretation of the story different than that implied in the telling: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Business man is the manager. Owner is the man wanting the earnings for the day to take to the bank. Owner opens register, takes the money, the cops are notified to escort him to the bank</span hide> There are also other possibilities...

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    Re: True or False?

    > Now where's the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> answer?

    How could I resist such a polite request!

    Here is a more detailed explanation of exactly what happened.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The night manager was ending his shift. He was turning out the sidewalk lights as the grumpy owner arrived. The owner demanded the night’s receipts. The owner opened the cash register and examined the contents. Everything was in order. The night manger left the store. As he was jogging home, he saw the off-duty police officer who makes the bank deposits for the store. The night manger said, “Good morning! Hope you are in a good mood, because the boss isn’t.</span hide>

    And here are the correct answers.
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    ? 1. A man appeared after the owner had turned off his store lights.
    ? 2. The robber was a man.
    F 3. The man who appeared did not demand money.
    ? 4. The man who opened the cash register was the owner.
    ? 5. The store owner scooped up the contents of the cash register and ran away.
    T 6. Someone opened a cash register.
    ? 7. After the man who demanded the money scooped up the contents of the cash register, he ran away.
    ? 8. While the cash register contained money the story does not state how much.
    ? 9. The robber demanded money of the owner.
    ? 10. A businessman had just turned off the lights when a man appeared in the store.
    ? 11. It was broad daylight when the man appeared.
    ? 12. The man who appeared opened the cash register.
    F 13. No one demanded money.
    ? 14. The story concerns a series of events in which only three persons are referred to: the owner of the store, a man who demanded money, and a member of the police force.
    ? 15. The following events were included in the story: Someone demanded money, a cash register was opened, its contents were scooped up, and a man dashed out of the store.
    </span hide>

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    Re: True or False?

    I disagree with your 4th answer Could you explain why you get your answer?

    How is the statement "The man who opened the cash register was the owner." <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">UNKNOWN since the story states: "The owner opened a cash register." It sounds True to me...</span hide>

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    Re: True or False?

    Steve,

    There is no evidence that the owner <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">is a man</span hide>

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    Re: True or False?

    Here are the answers with explanations, for the sceptical
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    1. DON'T KNOW: Nowhere does it state that the man who turned off the lights was the owner.
    2. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't state directly that it was a robber.
    3. FALSE: He did appear and demanded money.
    4. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say the owner was a man.
    5. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say who scooped.
    6. TRUE: It does say the owner opened a cash register.
    7. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say these were all the same people.
    8. DON'T KNOW: We don't know if it contained money or not, regardless of the fact that it doesn't, in fact, state how much.
    9. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say "robber" or "owner."
    10. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say "in the store."
    11. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't mention time of day.
    12. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say directly.
    13. FALSE: "man appeared and demanded money."
    14. DON'T KNOW: What about the business man?
    15. DON'T KNOW: Doesn't say "a man dashed out of the store."
    </span hide>

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    Re: True or False?

    Ahh, yes I missed that. Thanks for the clarification...

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    Re: True or False?

    Thankyou Stuart, my impatience got the better of me last night so I googled A business man had just turned off the lights in the store . scepticism complete! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> There appear to be different 'takes' on the story.....

    Congratulations on your promo btw!!

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