Every kid before a certain age is unable to grasp this concept. Science, bitch
@Kangaroo Jacked, It's called conservation. Children about 4-5 years old are in what's known as the preoperational stage. They don't posses the cognitive ability to know that the water has the same volume even though they just saw it pored into another container.
@The Chad, Jean Piaget
@The Chad, when I was 4 I was part of this for the psychology class at nearby high school I am now a senior at that high school
@The Chad, what about age 1-3? Do they know it then forget it?
@the culo malo, No it's just the test to see wether or not a child as developed to the operational stage of development. There are different tests such as this one to determine where the child is in their cognitive development.
@The Chad, I too have taken a high school psychology class
@SmartAlex, College, Intro Psych 100 actually. :-)
@Kangaroo Jacked, psychology, bitch
@the culo malo, they're in the potato stage
Water you talking about? Jimmy is a genious.
@Ice Deliverer, I see what you did there
@Lord Helix, ice*
@Lord Helix, I sea what you did there
@Ice Deliverer, icee what you did there
@Ice Deliverer, cheesey man
This is called lack of Conservation in Piaget's preoperational stage. I remember from Psychology :3
@SolarPenguin, in the newest update, Piaget added an ennui stage. It is for the number of people who don't give a shjt
Technically the smaller should have more water in it because I doubt the teacher bone dried the one container she emptied into anorher container
@erectile function, glad I'm not the only one who realized it
@erectile function, thought the same thing as well
@erectile function, The extra water vapor in the space above the liquid water also makes the shorter glass the right answer.
@erectile function, technically you have no way of knowing. The situation assumes an approximation, while you choose precision. Because the two were likely eye balled for an approximately equal volume, a precise measurement might show the first container has a tablespoon more, in which case it would easily still have more after pouring. If you just go with the premise, you'll have a better time.
Seriously, you had one job, Jimmy.
The sad part is I would've picked the tube too if I hadn't paid attention
Jimmy must be a follower of Lord Dome to be that stupid
Lets pretend for a moment that they did get an exact measurement with the original two containers( which is almost impossible to calculate). When he pours the water into to new, taller container there would be some water left over in the original container. Not to mention the water that evaporated during the transaction. Plus they try to be humorous by having Jimmy choose one when they are suppose to be the same, which is not true, my money would be on the shorter container.
dammit Jimmy, I'm getting tired of your sh*t!!
scientific study shows that crows understand displacement like this better than most 8-10 year olds
Someone tried this with me once, and I pointed out that there were droplets still in the now empty container so the one that was not transferred had more water. They were not impressed- BUT I WAS RIGHT!
It's funny because of the F word.
The smaller container because the likelihood of getting every single drop of water out of the container to pour it in to the larger one is almost 0%, therefore the remaining smaller container contains more water.
This is all the people that say Pringles have more chips than lays.
This kids name should have been Tyron
3 August 2014 #3August2014
I just tried this on my five year old. It really works. The kid isn't dumb either. She can read.
*waits for juhjuhjuhjimmy to reply*