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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Jun '06 18:59
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
  2. 23 Jun '06 19:15
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
    In English? No way.
    In Latin? Of course.
  3. 23 Jun '06 19:17
    please explain, or if you don't want to spoil it send me a message with the answer in it
  4. 23 Jun '06 20:32
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    please explain, or if you don't want to spoil it send me a message with the answer in it
    Nah, if you don't understand my answer, then it's not the correct answer.
    But if it is the correct answer anyway, then it is a riddle back to you.
    I explain when the correct answer is presented.

    In what language is 19-1=20?
    English? No!
    Latin? Yes!
  5. 23 Jun '06 21:10
    FF you have the answer.
  6. 23 Jun '06 22:01
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Jun '06 22:47
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
    They're not...ever hear of english numbers?
  8. 23 Jun '06 23:11
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
    http://www.informalmusic.com/latinsoc/latnum.html

    Got your back FF
  9. Standard member EnigmaticCam
    Chess n00b
    23 Jun '06 23:25
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
    If you already have 19, taking 1 from 19 will give you 20.
  10. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    24 Jun '06 00:47
    Originally posted by Gastel
    http://www.informalmusic.com/latinsoc/latnum.html

    Got your back FF
    Numbers are not language based....pronounciations are.
  11. 24 Jun '06 02:25
    Originally posted by uzless
    Numbers are not language based....pronounciations are.
    Numbers are ABSOLUTELY language based. Arabic numbers are called that (incorrectly) because the Arabic people used them and they were far superior to the Roman Numerals (also Latin Numerals). Arabic numbers are in fact from India, so if they weren't language based we should be calling them Indian Numbers or Iraqi Numbers.