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12-Year-Old Could be Smarter than Einstein and Stephen Hawking

Posted by: TLC in the Morning
Read the full story at CNN.com

Lydia Sebastian of Essex, England scored a 162 on the British Mensa IQ test and beat the previous high score of 161 (by an adult), putting her in the top 1% of British Mensa.

Some speculate that the 12-year-old’s IQ could put her above Einstein and Stephen Hawking.  She doesn’t like that comparison though, since they’ve contributed so much to society.
But she will take the title of “Top 1% in Mensa” all the way to college, where she plans to focus on math studies.

The highest score previously was 161 by an adult.

Here’s some sample questions if you’re curious:
1. Shopping conundrum

Prior to a sale, 17 t-shirts sold at £8 each.

The summer sale began and a further 85 t-shirts were sold at a reduced price.

The average amount paid for each tee shirt over the whole time was £6.

What was the sale price?

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2. A question of marks
What number should replace the question mark?

42 – – – 170

93 – – – 840

18 – – – 26

54 – – – 274

67 – – – ?

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3. Sorting the wheat from the…
If Neil and Diane grow leeks,

Alec and Lisa grow carrots

and Jacob and Chloe grow beans.

Do Tom and Andrea grow courgettes or marrows?

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