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What is \(6\) in ** English**? It is

**. But what about**

*six***in**

*six***? 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**

*numerals***!**

*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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TopNewestLOL Next time u can trick your friends with this. – Yang Conan Teh · 3 years, 8 months ago

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– Zi Song Yeoh · 3 years, 8 months ago

lolLog in to reply

Alternatively, you remove 1/2 from 6 and you get 9 ;) – Shubham Raj · 3 years, 8 months ago

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– Saurabh Dubey · 3 years, 8 months ago

how?Log in to reply

– Zi Song Yeoh · 3 years, 8 months ago

\(SIX - S = IX = 9\) lolLog in to reply

– Tan Li Xuan · 3 years, 8 months ago

LOL hahaLog in to reply

– Zk Lin · 3 years, 8 months ago

Nice induction :pLog in to reply

nice jokes haha.. I'll try it to my friend :D – Ari Zhorifiandi · 3 years, 8 months ago

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good!! – Shourya Pandey · 3 years, 8 months ago

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Lol – Ashish Siva · 7 months ago

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nice one – Ashwin Venkatraman · 3 years, 8 months ago

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Not funny :\ – Tim Ye · 3 years, 8 months ago

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– Ashish Siva · 7 months ago

Means you're not merryLog in to reply