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ROFLMAO I tried that too but didn't manage to locate the answer!


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It seems that I need to prove it.

So here's the answer and the question. Don't scroll down if you don't want to see the answer and the original source question.

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6) 10.00. Total the Roman numerals in each food to get the price in pence.

Found here: Question #6


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I would have never thought of doing that
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Wow I'd never have got that one!!!! smile.gif
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Posted: 05-Nov-2006, 11:23 AM
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Here's the explanation:

cheddar:

C = 100
D = 500
D = 500
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1100 equals 11.00

chicken:

C = 100
I = 1
C = 100
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201 equals 2.01

edam:

D = 500
M = 1000
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1500 equals 15.00

salmon:

L = 50
M = 1000
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1050 equals 10.50

ham:

M = 1000
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1000 equals 10.00

Fortunately it is in current currency. It would have been more complicated in the old currency. Where there was 12 pence to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. Therefore, 240 pence to a pound. A substantial difference. Such is the difference between base 10 and base 12 numeral systems.

Wikipedia: Shilling
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Haha! I was going to say $18.99

there must be some kind of graduational guestioning to come to that conclusion of counting Roman numerical values in each word.

Otherwise who could have known?


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