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Re: [lewiscarroll] 5 and 1 are TEN (10), but 1 and 5 areTWENTY SIX (26)

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  • Joe Soap
    It s pretty poor I know - but if the two in question were halves then: (half + half) and five = IV = 4 five and (half + half) = VI = 6 J. Jim Buch
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 2, 2005
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      It's pretty poor I know - but
      if the two in question were halves
      then:
       
      (half + half) and five = IV = 4
      five and (half + half) = VI = 6
       
      J.

      Jim Buch <jbuch@...> wrote:
      And I remember nothing more
      That I can clearly fix,
      Till I was sitting on the floor,
      Repeating "Two and five are four,
      But five and two are six."

      So, what can this have as a puzzle intrepretation? If anything?






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    • Jim Buch
      Actually, I think that Lewis Carroll would have loved the sophistication with numbering systems that this version gives. I enjoyed it. Jim ...
      Message 2 of 6 , Dec 3, 2005
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        Actually, I think that Lewis Carroll would have loved the
        sophistication with numbering systems that this version gives.

        I enjoyed it.

        Jim


        --- In lewiscarroll@yahoogroups.com, Joe Soap <oldjoesoap@y...> wrote:
        >
        > It's pretty poor I know - but
        > if the two in question were halves
        > then:
        >
        > (half + half) and five = IV = 4
        > five and (half + half) = VI = 6
        >
        > J.
        >
        > Jim Buch <jbuch@r...> wrote:
        > And I remember nothing more
        > That I can clearly fix,
        > Till I was sitting on the floor,
        > Repeating "Two and five are four,
        > But five and two are six."
        >
        > So, what can this have as a puzzle intrepretation? If anything?
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