## Search found 5 matches

Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33099

### Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

My favourite: the Portuguese word for "pull" is "puxe", pronounced really similar to "push".

You know what is like to pull a door that is supposed to be pushed? Well, I get that a LOT!
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability Test formulation
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

### Re: Probability Test formulation

Looks like part of the bad formulation of the problem is that the expression "todos os tripulantes com vida" is used two times, with different meanings each time. The first sounds like "all the tripulants alive" and, the second, "all the alive tripulants". Was the test...
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability Test formulation
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

### Re: Probability Test formulation

I have the test in my hand :lol: Uma embarcação de recreio está desaparecida no mar. Em princípio, admite-se que a situação tenha decorrido de uma das seguintes causas equiprováveis: -afundamento -sequestro -destruição por temporal Para cada caso, a probabilidade de a equipa de salvamento resgatar t...
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability Test formulation
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

### Re: Probability Test formulation

The question was originally written in Portuguese, and I translated it myself. (I don't know may Portuguese/Brazilian Math foruns...) The first question does not add any information: "Calculate the probability of all the alive crewmembers being saved." 30? Given the teacher's apparent reas...
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability Test formulation
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

### Probability Test formulation

Hello, I'm new in this forum :) I'm not a native English speaker, so I apologize for any mistakes in advance. This problem was in my Mathematics test (no, it is NOT my homework): A ship has disappeared in the ocean. We admit that the situation has been caused by any of the following equiprobable cau...