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Anyone up for a riddle? (Might need paper and pen...and try not to google)

There are 6 straight sticks lined in a row like so...

l l l l l l

If you add another 5 straight sticks, it will equal 9. How is that possible?

 
starbucks81

Asked by starbucks81 at 12:54 AM on Mar. 8, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (12)
  • NINE
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 1:03 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I dont get it...
    Mikayla_lynn

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 12:57 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • You will get it once the answer is revealed Mikayla. =)

    I want to see if anyone will get the answer to the riddle first.
    starbucks81

    Answer by starbucks81 at 1:01 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Because you do the diagonal slash through four to make 5
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • omg no idea
    josalin

    Answer by josalin at 1:02 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Can you make it spell N I N E with the additional lines?
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:03 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • U add the diagnol line to make a set of 5 and then the 4
    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 1:04 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Anon got it first-What did I win?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • anon: that doesnt work, you only added 3, not 5
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 1:06 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Chandra you beat me to it, I'm still proud of myself though : )
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:07 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

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