
MHB Craftsman
#1
May 5th, 2017,
21:41
What is 4 times hotter than 4 degrees Celcius?
A. 16 degrees Celcius
B. 1 degrees Celcius
C. 12 degrees Celcius
D. 16 degrees Celcius

May 5th, 2017 21:41
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#2
May 5th, 2017,
22:22
Originally Posted by
Monoxdifly
What is 4 times hotter than 4 degrees Celcius?
A. 16 degrees Celcius
B. 1 degrees Celcius
C. 12 degrees Celcius
D. 16 degrees Celcius
What are your thoughts on the question?
In general if something is hotter than another, which direction must it move towards?

MHB Craftsman
#3
May 5th, 2017,
23:25
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Originally Posted by
Jameson
What are your thoughts on the question?
In general if something is hotter than another, which direction must it move towards?
Up. But 4 x 4 is 16, and even if I answer 16, a fourth of it is 4, not 4.

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#4
May 6th, 2017,
23:48
I think this question is badly constructed,
If you convert 4 degrees celsius to kelvin units, you'll get ~269.2. Multiplying by 4 then converting back to celsius gives an answer not on the list. However, 4 times a temperature in kelvin is different than 4 times a temperature in a different unit. Each unit has a different scale, so the 4x calculation could drastically differ.
My guess for the intended answer to this bad question would be C, but I'm very curious what the officially response is.

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#5
May 7th, 2017,
00:08
Originally Posted by
Jameson
I think this question is badly constructed,
I agree completely.
Originally Posted by
Jameson
If you convert 4 degrees celsius to kelvin units, you'll get ~269.2. Multiplying by 4 then converting back to celsius gives an answer not on the list. However, 4 times a temperature in kelvin is different than 4 times a temperature in a different unit. Each unit has a different scale, so the 4x calculation could drastically differ.
My guess for the intended answer to this bad question would be C, but I'm very curious what the officially response is.
I was also inclined to used an absolute scale such as Kelvins (that avoids negative values), but of course that doesn't lead to any of the choices.

MHB Craftsman
#6
May 7th, 2017,
22:36
Thread Author
Originally Posted by
Jameson
My guess for the intended answer to this bad question would be C, but I'm very curious what the officially response is.
There's not any official response since it's a question I myself made up. In other words, I've been tricked by my own question.