What will you add with 9 to make it six?

1. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

please help me!

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

What's the answer???:grumpy:

2. Jul 18, 2008

HallsofIvy

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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.

3. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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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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4. Jul 18, 2008

uman

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Maybe something's wrong with the translation. What's the original language?

5. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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i dont know.

i told ya! it's a PUZZLE!

6. Jul 18, 2008

cristo

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I'm moving this to the brain teasers forum, then, since it is not a question on mathematics.

7. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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oh, okay. thanks. sorry.

8. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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for crying out loud!! HELP!

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9. Jul 18, 2008

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.

10. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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oh, okay, sorry Senior!
Its just that i really need the "answer"...

11. Jul 18, 2008

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?

12. Jul 18, 2008

Kurdt

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The letter S.

13. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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yah, homework

14. Jul 18, 2008

matthyaouw

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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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15. Jul 18, 2008

cristo

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Kurdt's answer was the one I was thinking of.

16. Jul 18, 2008

Kurdt

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Oops. Kind of gave that away didn't I.

17. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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yah, 9=IX

but..how about "S"?
What's with "S"?

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18. Jul 18, 2008

cristo

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Are you being serious? Look back and recap: what was the question? How does S answer the question?

19. Jul 18, 2008

Ephratah7

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yeah, i get it na ! thanks!

20. Jul 18, 2008

Kurdt

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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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