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    Test Taking

    When taking a multiple choice test, the old adage comes to mind: 'When in doubt, Pick C'.

    It turns out that this is true in many cases. On a multiple choice test, with four solutions, the middle two choices tend to be the most correct answers. This presents a Gaussian (normal) distribution for the choices A, B, C, and D. Why do you think this is?

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    When taking a multiple choice test, the old addage comes to mind: 'When in doubt, Pick C'.

    It turns out that this is true in many cases. On a multiple choice test, with four solutions, ...

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    This explains why "when in doubt, pick C" has some validity.

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