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Joke : Prove that 6 = 8.5

Shared by Zi Song Yeoh 14, Malaysia · 2 years, 6 months ago

Main post link -> http://t.answers.com/answers/#!/entry/what-are-the-roman-numerals-six-when-converted-into-hinduarabic,51149b82d7fc7b56701f3786/2

What is \(6\) in English? It is six. But what about six in numerals? You might say : "Of course its \(6\)!". Yes, but it is also \(8.5\) ! If you didn't believe me, write \(8.5\) in Roman numerals and you'll get SIX!

Thus, we get \(6 = 8.5\)!

Note : For those who are not familiar to Roman Numerals, \(S = \frac {1}{2} = 0.5, I = 1, X = 10\), and so \(SIX = 10 - 1 - 0.5 = 8.5\)

See this for more details on fractions in Roman Numerals

For those who don't know why \(S = \frac {1}{2} = 0.5, I = 1, X = 10 \Rightarrow SIX = 8.5\) :

Note that \(IV = 4\), but \(V = 5, I = 1\), so \(IV = V - I = 4\), and so similarly \(SIX = X - I - S = 8.5\).

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Feb 8, 2013
Yang Conan Teh
19, Malaysia

LOL Next time u can trick your friends with this.

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Feb 8, 2013
Zi Song Yeoh
14, Malaysia

lol

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Feb 9, 2013
Shubham Raj
20, India

Alternatively, you remove 1/2 from 6 and you get 9 ;)

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Feb 11, 2013
Saurabh Dubey
19, India

how?

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Feb 11, 2013
Zi Song Yeoh
14, Malaysia

\(SIX - S = IX = 9\) lol

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Feb 20, 2013
Tan Li Xuan
13, Malaysia

LOL haha

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Feb 12, 2013
Zk Lin
19, Malaysia

Nice induction :p

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Feb 9, 2013
Ari Zhorifiandi
21, Indonesia

nice jokes haha.. I'll try it to my friend :D

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Feb 8, 2013

good!!

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Feb 12, 2013

nice one

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Feb 9, 2013
Tim Ye
18, USA

Not funny :\

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