Help with critical thinking?

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June 16, 2019 / By Bettye
Question: Jasmine, rose and Lily each had an entry in the country fair's flower competition. Coincidentally, the flowers they entered were a jamine, a rose, and a lily, but not in that order in fact, none of the three competiors entered her namesake flower. If, in addition, you know that Jasmine did not enter arose, can you figure out which flower each woman entered?
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Ailee Ailee | 1 day ago
If Jasmine did not enter a jasmine or a rose, she must have entered a lily. Rose did not enter a rose, nor, as we just determined, a lily, so she must have entered a jasmine. Lily entered, as it's all that's left, a rose.
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Ailee Originally Answered: What do you think is the difference between thinking and critical thinking? Why?
I had a teacher who described critical thinking as, "Thinking about thinking while you are thinking." I think what he meant was, critical thinking is being aware of your thought processes while you are in the middle of having them. It can also mean, evaluating your thoughts as you go along. Perhaps you could use better critical thinking in the future by just googling something when you have a homework question. I just typed in critical thinking definition, and found tonnes of pages. Here is just one definition I found at http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/de... "Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness."
Ailee Originally Answered: What do you think is the difference between thinking and critical thinking? Why?
Critical thinking is a process of evaluating what you are thinking. That is to be critical of the thought. It is trying to find fault with the thought in order to ensure that it is correct, or at least, cannot be disproved in a rational sense. For example if you were to think "blue is a pretty color" to think the same thought critically you would think "Why is blue a pretty color? Do only I find blue pretty? What do others think of the color blue?" Critical thought inspires research and self evaluation with the intent of disproving the thought, not out of negativity, but to strengthen the idea and discover truth. To simply think is to generate ideas without considering the validity of those ideas.
Ailee Originally Answered: What do you think is the difference between thinking and critical thinking? Why?
Critical pondering, just like the identify suggests results in a central obstacle as is going down on the planet in these days. Pessimistic considering too results in a valuable challenge, a scary barrier, which if you have the braveness to break by means of, you abruptly in finding you might be an optimist!

Tobin Tobin
Lily had to enter a rose, since neither Rose nor Jasmine could according to the postulates you give. That means that Jasmine, since she did not enter either a rose or a jasmine (by postulate), had to enter a lily. By process of elimination, then, Rose had to enter a jasmine. This method is called Deduction by Exclusion. You begin with the term that has the most known exclusions, and what is left simply MUST be. What must be therefore creates another exclusion in addition to the one known for another term, and only one answer becomes possible. By process of elimination, only one answer remains for the third term. This is one way of stating the principle of Occam's Razor: eliminate the impossible until only one answer is possible (look it up on Wikipedia.com or ask.com); it was the principle Sherlock Holmes used most often. In more complex cases (such as five girls' names and flowers, create a grid with the girls' names down one side and the names of the flowers across the top. Then X out the squares excluded by the postulates (in addition to no name/flower identity, you will need at least three more instead of the one you use above. Algebraically, this is a problem in permutations, and the number of possibilities rises exponentially with the addition of each pair of factors.
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Tobin Originally Answered: Critical Thinking?
Have you ever noticed that it is often easier to solve a maze by starting at the end instead of the beginning? That's also true with this problem. You know that at the end, all 3 of them have 40 tickets. That means that there are 120 tickets total. During the course of this problem, they each pass the tickets back and forth between themselves, but never give (or get) tickets to (or from) anyone else. So keep in mind that, at each step along the way, the total number of tickets is 120. To answer your question, we'll work through each step in reverse. To cut back on typing, Abe = A, Jorge = J, and Rafer = R. Altogether, there were 3 ticket "trades". At the end. A = 40 J = 40 R = 40 note: 40 + 40 + 40 = 120 During the final trade, Jorge doubled the amount of tickets that A & J had. So, before trade 3, A = 20 R = 20 J = 80 (J gave away 40, and still had 40 left) note: 20 + 20 + 80 = 120 Now we need to step back to the trade before that. During trade 2, Rafer doubled the amount of tickets that A & J had. So, before trade 2, A = 10 J = 40 R = 70 (he gave away 50 and had 20 leftover) note: 10 + 40 + 70 = 120 Now we step back to look at the 1st trade, when Abe doubled the amount of tickets that J & R had. So, before that first trade, J = 20 R = 35 A = 65 (Abe gave away 55 and still had 10 left) note: 20 + 35 + 65 = 120 These are the amounts they each started with then. Abe had 65. Jorge had 20. Rafer had 35. To check it, start with those amounts and step through the problem forward, as it is was given to you, to see if they all end up with 40.

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