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# roman numbers - think abstract

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think of these as match sticks
x x I I
________ = I I
v I I I

this equation in decimal means 22/8 = 2
now guys move just one match stick and make the equation valid... remember just one matchstick

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Originally posted by sona nagee:

x x I I
________ = I I
v I I I
in decimal means 22/8 = 2

is that
x x I I
________ I= I ( I mean not equal to)
v I I I
In decimal means, 22/8 <> 1
Easy.
Ashok.

[This message has been edited by J Ash (edited July 11, 2001).]

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x x I I
__________ = I I
v v I
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sorry to be picky but VVI is not a roman numeral.
XI (roman) is 11 (decimal).
VVI is not.

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Originally posted by George Brown:
sorry to be picky but VVI is not a roman numeral.
XI (roman) is 11 (decimal).
VVI is not.

I know, but I was thinking in the abstract. 5 + 5 + 1 = 11. 22 / 11 = 2.
Matthew Phillips

sona gold
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should i give away the abstract answer

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