# This is because I am unable to write academic papers

After watching a YouTube Video I got puzzled by this question:

“I have five shirts that are currently wet. I’ve placed them out in the sun to dry. Upon periodically checking the shirts, I’ve noticed that it takes approximately five hours for all of them to become completely dry. The next day, under the same weather conditions, I have thirty shirts to dry in the sun. Assuming the atmospheric conditions remain consistent, how long should we anticipate waiting for each of the thirty shirts to dry?”

Chat GPT-4 is good at first giving a good answer… but if you explain to cGPT4 what the Turbo-3.5 said… he will quickly get contaminated and act strangely…

Obviously the naïve answer and the answer anyone who know the AI should expect is 30 hours… the problem arise not by that first answer… but by all the other answer the AI will give you when you are trying to help him solve the question… If you are using cGPT4 please first try in the Turbo-3.5 and explain the cGPT4 what the 3.5 said… then you should expect similar situations that are weirder one than an other…

saying things like «you probably have no idea what is the energy output per hour per square meter in 2023 but you can infer using the value for 2021 or before» explaining that you have 30 meters 5 shirts and then you have 30 shirts… and the AI will still think that (30 shirts * ((sun energy output for 5 hours per square meter) / 5 shirts ))…

I did the same experiment you did. This was the answer from GPT-4 about the wrong answer from GPT-3.

The previous response from GPT-3 seems to be operating under the assumption that drying multiple shirts together takes the same amount of time as drying one shirt. However, this isn’t typically how drying works in a non-mechanical context like air drying in the sun.

When air drying, each item typically dries individually, regardless of how many other items are present. This is because the sun and wind have the opportunity to reach all surfaces of each item. As a result, drying time is generally not reduced when you have fewer items, nor is it increased when you have more items (assuming there’s no overlap and each item has its own space to dry).

Therefore, under the assumption that each shirt is drying independently and has sufficient space to receive sunlight and air, the drying time for thirty shirts should still be approximately five hours. However, if the conditions were such that the shirts were drying collectively (e.g., in a dryer), the calculation given by GPT-3 would make more sense.

So to say, GPT-4 give a good reasoning about GPT-3 is doing wrong.

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