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Mathematical Misinterpretations

Idea from Wren Schultz

Phrases that can be misinterpreted by the mathematically inclined.  These can be tricky.  Sometimes, the misinterpretation is based on the spoken form of the phrase, and sometimes on the written form.

For extra fun, submit these in quiz form.  e.g. "Bartender's offering = 14"  (the answer is the name of a drink.)

These are great in quiz form, so that's how I've left them.  Answers at the bottom of the page. 

1.  Off-road vehicle classification = 16

2.  Cocktail = 14

3.  Good vision or news program = 1

4.  Part of a baseball game = 9

5.  Playground game = 16

6.  Voyager character = .777. . .

7.  A piece of lumber = 8

8.  Rasta-ism referring to the oneness of Jah and every human = 2

9.  "Acknowledged" = 6  (or maybe 40)

10.  MI6 agent = 14

11.  Well-rounded dessert = 3.14159....

12.  Coffee additive = 1

Examples

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Can you think of one?

Answers

1.  4x4                                          Wren Schultz

2.  Seven & Seven                           Wren Schultz

3.  20/20                                     Wren Schultz

4.  Bottom of the 9th ("1/9")              Wren Schultz

5.  Foursquare                                 Josh Shupack

6.  7 of 9                                  Roderick Kimball

7.  2 by 4                                        Lacy Lackey

8.  One and one                             Wren Schultz

9.  10-4 (good buddy)                     Wren Schultz

10.  007 (double 07)                        Lacy Lackey

11.  pi                                            Lacy Lackey

12.  Half & half                                Lacy Lackey

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