Thursday, November 30, 2006

Brain Teaser 1

Halving Seven:

7 + 7 = 12

Can you prove that seven is half of twelve?




Okay, I can't wait any longer...here you go:



The Roman numeral for seven (VII) can be made by cutting the Roman numeral for twelve (XII) in half horizontally (draw a line directly through the middle of the X). You end up with VII on the top...which proves that VII is half of XII.



I'll be back with another...

5 comments:

Skittles said...

Noooo... where's the answer???

Mike said...

I looks like something from a public school test lol.

Mikala said...

Okay...I'm going to post the answer!

And, HEY! I went to public school! :0) But, yeah, you're right.

Mike said...

This is more like trivial pursuit math lol.

Mikala said...

Don't you wanna smack yourself when you see or hear the answer and it's so simple that you never thought of it? I tend to overthink things, so obviously the Roman numeral answer wasn't even an option in my head.