Nursing Home Mental Health Test

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The senior house doctor is doing his weekly rounds at the nursing home. He conducts a memory test with 3 elderly residents.The doctor says to the first resident “What’s 3 times 3?” and “274” was the reply. Turning to the next resident, he also asks “What’s 3 times 3?” and “Tuesday” replies the second resident. Turning to the third and final resident, the Doctor says “OK, your turn. What’s 3 times 3?” and “9” says the third elderly resident.

Startled, the doctor says “Excellent. How did you come to that?”

“Simple,” replies the resident. “I deducted 274 from Tuesday.”