March 21, 2011 10:40 AM Subscribe
Multiple students taking an exam at different times come up with the same baffling answer. Help!
posted by King Bee to education (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Creative minds, please apply.
Easy enough college-algebra level question on an exam. The students were asked to compute log3 81. Of course, the answer is 4.
At least 4 different people answered something strange. Three get 38.65, one gets 38.64 (as if there is some rounding involved). None of them show any work. I'm trying desperately to figure out what they were thinking (or what they may have been typing into a calculator). These students could not have been cheating off each other. Any ideas?