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so one of the quizzes at the end of a section had this

Which tool is yields the fastest and most affordable method to cut PVC Pipe?

That's correct, a chop saw is the fastest, but the least economical.

This is obviously wrong and very confusing, so the 50 trillion dollar question is - was this done by design, was it a mistake, and where was the error inserted? I have done expensive microsoft exams that were deliberately broken in this manner...


You selected Pipe Cutter as your answer. That is the correct answer. This is explaining that the other option, a chop saw, while being the fastest method, is not cost-effective if you do not already own one. A Nylon String will also cut PVC, which is MOST cost-effective, however not fast at all. The answer is not wrong. It is clarifying why the other answer is not the best answer.


Answer 6 months ago

The problem is with the question, not the answers or the explanation of the answers. The question describes (asks the student to choose) a non-existent entity. There is no item that is BOTH the fastest while at the same time being the most affordable method to cut PVC. The two descriptors are mutually exclusive.