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What will you add with 9 to make it six?

  1. Jul 18, 2008 #1
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    please help me!

    "what will you add with 9 to make it six? No negative, please."

    What's the answer???:confused::grumpy:
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2008 #2

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    What is the question? The way you have it phrased there is no answer- you've simply added a condition that rejects any correct answer.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2008 #3
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    What will you add with 9 to make it six? No negative please.



    that's the exact question my instructor gave! it's a puzzle! :grumpy:
     
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  5. Jul 18, 2008 #4
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    Maybe something's wrong with the translation. What's the original language?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2008 #5
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    i dont know.

    i told ya! it's a PUZZLE! :cry:
     
  7. Jul 18, 2008 #6

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    I'm moving this to the brain teasers forum, then, since it is not a question on mathematics.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2008 #7
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    oh, okay. thanks. sorry. :approve:
     
  9. Jul 18, 2008 #8
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    for crying out loud!! HELP!
     
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  10. Jul 18, 2008 #9

    cristo

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    I'm afraid this isn't how the forums work. If you want someone to help you with a problem, you will need to wait until they come and find your post and, if they decide to, to post a comment. Bumping your thread like this will not be tolerated.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2008 #10
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    oh, okay, sorry Senior!
    Its just that i really need the "answer"...
    :frown:
     
  12. Jul 18, 2008 #11

    cristo

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    Is this a homework question or something?

    I can think of one answer: what is another way of representing the number 9?
     
  13. Jul 18, 2008 #12

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    The letter S.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2008 #13
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    yah, homework
     
  15. Jul 18, 2008 #14

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    180 degrees? Spin it round and it's a six. Seems a bit silly, but without using a negative it's all I can think of.

    edit- yeah, S. d'oh
     
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  16. Jul 18, 2008 #15

    cristo

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    Kurdt's answer was the one I was thinking of.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2008 #16

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    Oops. Kind of gave that away didn't I.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2008 #17
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    yah, 9=IX

    but..how about "S"?
    What's with "S"?
     
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  19. Jul 18, 2008 #18

    cristo

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    Are you being serious? Look back and recap: what was the question? How does S answer the question?
     
  20. Jul 18, 2008 #19
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    yeah, i get it na ! thanks!
     
  21. Jul 18, 2008 #20

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    And next time you have a homework question, no matter how odd, please use the appropriate forum.
     
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