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What number pen ??

Postby Moonbeam » Fri May 29, 2015 5:08 pm UTC

In a zoo, the following animals are in the following numbered pens:

KOALA is in pen number 50
LYNX is in pen number 60
ARCTIC FOX is in pen number 211
WOLVERINE is in pen number 56
COUGAR is in pen number 100

What number pen would you find RACCOON ??

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby Moonbeam » Sun May 31, 2015 12:01 pm UTC

C'mon guys (and gals), this was solved within 2 minutes, where I posted this on another site.

These might help:

Spoiler:
GIRAFFE is in pen number 1

OXEN is in pen number 10

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby notzeb » Sun May 31, 2015 8:37 pm UTC

Augh
Spoiler:
200, this is a silly roman numeral system where the order of the letters doesn't matter and most letters are ignored.
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Re: What number pen ??

Postby Moonbeam » Sun May 31, 2015 9:36 pm UTC

notzeb wrote:Augh
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200, this is a silly roman numeral system where the order of the letters doesn't matter and most letters are ignored.


Correct :P

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby quintopia » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:41 am UTC

Haven't read notzeb's answer, but I'm hoping it says
Spoiler:
200

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby Qaanol » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:24 am UTC

Dammit Jim, who decided to put the TIGER and the RABBIT in the same pen?

And where the hell is the HYENA?

Or the GAZELLE for that matter?

And why on earth is pen 4 still empty? I though we agreed to put the RIVER OTTER in there, but it looks like someone put it in pen 6 instead where it got killed by the VIPER.

This is an outrage!
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Re: What number pen ??

Postby Vytron » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:33 am UTC

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Qaanol wrote:And why on earth is pen 4 still empty? I though we agreed to put the RIVER OTTER in there, but it looks like someone put it in pen 6


Okay, I'm puzzled by this, why is RIVER OTTER in 6 and not 4? I thought it was in 4.

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby jaap » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:38 am UTC

Vytron wrote:
Spoiler:
Qaanol wrote:And why on earth is pen 4 still empty? I though we agreed to put the RIVER OTTER in there, but it looks like someone put it in pen 6


Okay, I'm puzzled by this, why is RIVER OTTER in 6 and not 4? I thought it was in 4.


Spoiler:
How else does the ARCTIC FOX get to be in pen number 211?

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby quintopia » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:19 am UTC

Vytron wrote:
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Qaanol wrote:And why on earth is pen 4 still empty? I though we agreed to put the RIVER OTTER in there, but it looks like someone put it in pen 6


Okay, I'm puzzled by this, why is RIVER OTTER in 6 and not 4? I thought it was in 4.

Spoiler:
The Ancient Romans were very inconsistent with respect to use of subtractive (IV) versus additive (IIII) forms. They might even mix them together in the same documents! There was a slight preference for additive forms, though. If one has to come up with a scheme for grouping scattered numerals, the simplest is to just put the numerals in descending order of value. The Romans might have done the same.

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Re: What number pen ??

Postby Vytron » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:29 am UTC

Spoiler:
Thanks guys, I thought I had the puzzle as "remove all non-roman numerals to get a number, unless you get something that makes no sense, in such case just add every single element", but I was wrong and it was "remove all non-roman numerals and sum each remaining symbol".


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