# half of the number

• Aug 19th 2009, 07:32 AM
khotso
half of the number
proof that half of the number is four.
• Aug 19th 2009, 07:48 AM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by khotso
proof that half of the number is four.

What number?
• Aug 19th 2009, 08:27 AM
artvandalay11
let the number be 8,

then half of the number is 4
• Aug 19th 2009, 04:32 PM
Soroban
Hello, khotso!

Your problem makes no sense . . .

Quote:

Prove that half of the number is four.

But I can prove that half of five is four: . ${\color{red}\rlap{/}}\text{F} \text{IV} {\color{red}\rlap{/}}\text{E} \;=\;\text{IV}$

• Aug 19th 2009, 10:36 PM
khotso
the guestion was: proof that half of the number nine(9)
is four
• Aug 20th 2009, 07:15 AM
Soroban
Hello, khotso!

Finally . . . a corrected version of the problem!

Quote:

Prove that half of nine is four.
Use toothpicks and Roman numerals.

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /       |    \ /       |      *          We have "nine".       |    / \       |    /  \       |  /    \

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /       |    \ /     - + - - -* - - -    "Half of nine"       |    / \       |    /  \       |  /    \

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /          "Four"       |    \ /       |      *
• Aug 20th 2009, 07:31 AM
bandedkrait
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, khotso!

Finally . . . a corrected version of the problem!

Use toothpicks and Roman numerals.

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /       |    \ /       |      *          We have "nine".       |    / \       |    /  \       |  /    \

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /       |    \ /     - + - - -* - - -    "Half of nine"       |    / \       |    /  \       |  /    \

Code:

      |  \    /       |    \  /          "Four"       |    \ /       |      *

ZOMG!!!!(Rofl)(Rofl)(Rofl)
• Aug 20th 2009, 08:34 AM
QM deFuturo
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, khotso!

Finally . . . a corrected version of the problem!

Use toothpicks and Roman numerals.

Did you formally study toothpick analysis in school?(Thinking)
• Aug 20th 2009, 09:20 AM
Soroban

Actually, I majored in Toothpick Analysis
. . with a minor in Matchstick Theory.