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Joke : Prove that 6 = 8.5

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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 \(SIX = X - I - S = 8.5\).

Note by Zi Song Yeoh
3 years, 6 months ago

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LOL Next time u can trick your friends with this. Yang Conan Teh · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Yang Conan Teh lol Zi Song Yeoh · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Alternatively, you remove 1/2 from 6 and you get 9 ;) Shubham Raj · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Shubham Raj how? Saurabh Dubey · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Saurabh Dubey \(SIX - S = IX = 9\) lol Zi Song Yeoh · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Zi Song Yeoh LOL haha Tan Li Xuan · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Zi Song Yeoh Nice induction :p Zk Lin · 3 years, 6 months ago

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nice jokes haha.. I'll try it to my friend :D Ari Zhorifiandi · 3 years, 6 months ago

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good!! Shourya Pandey · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Lol Ashish Siva · 5 months ago

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nice one Ashwin Venkatraman · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Not funny :\ Tim Ye · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Tim Ye Means you're not merry Ashish Siva · 5 months ago

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