# Ten letters of the alphabet

ivanhoe
Posers and Puzzles 12 Oct '03 17:02
1. 12 Oct '03 17:021 edit

A H I M ? T U V W X

These nine letters of the alphabet belong together for a reason.
Once you figure out the reason, find the missing letter.

A difficult one, I guess .......

Have fun,

IvanH
2. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
13 Oct '03 02:23
O
3. 13 Oct '03 10:18
Originally posted by royalchicken
O
I was thinking about 'O' too, 8 spaces and then one, and then 8 again and then one....but that doens't aply with the next 4 letters...
4. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
13 Oct '03 11:37
Originally posted by LivingLegend
I was thinking about 'O' too, 8 spaces and then one, and then 8 again and then one....but that doens't aply with the next 4 letters...
I always thought that the letter after M was the N...but indeed, it doesn't work for the rest of the letters...

Ton and Nuathala
5. 13 Oct '03 12:16
Originally posted by royalchicken
O

... and what is the reason ?

6. Acolyte
Now With Added BA
14 Oct '03 12:351 edit
Originally posted by ivanhoe

... and what is the reason ?

If you hold them up to a mirror, all of these letters look the same. Y can as well depending on how you write it, but the other letters don't.
7. Acolyte
Now With Added BA
14 Oct '03 12:46
Something to try with a mirror:

Get a piece of paper and write 'CHICKEN' on it. Turn the paper upside-down and hold it up to a mirror. If you look at the image in the mirror, you'll see that the 'N' is reversed - why?
8. 14 Oct '03 17:321 edit
Originally posted by Acolyte
If you hold them up to a mirror, all of these letters look the same. Y can as well depending on how you write it, but the other letters don't.

That is the correct answer. Ten points for Acolyte !!

9. 14 Oct '03 19:26
Originally posted by Acolyte
Something to try with a mirror:

Get a piece of paper and write 'CHICKEN' on it. Turn the paper upside-down and hold it up to a mirror. If you look at the image in the mirror, you'll see that the 'N' is reversed - why?
All the other letters look the same when flipped upside down and viewed from the back This is the same as reflecting them in a horizontal plane and they all have horizontal symmetry.

N has no horizontal symmety but it goes back to front when reflected in a horizontal plane.