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

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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
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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• 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

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> It's pretty poor I know - but
> if the two in question were halves
> then:
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> (half + half) and five = IV = 4
> five and (half + half) = VI = 6
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> J.
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> 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."
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> So, what can this have as a puzzle intrepretation? If anything?
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