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Number Magic

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#23674
Fun:*** (2.53)
Difficulty:** (1.95)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:fishpike****
Corrected By:Pop_Qla

 

 

 



When is 99 more than 100?




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Comments

positiveneutron*
Jun 14, 2005

you know, at first i thought it was when you add up the values of the digits:
99=9+9=18
100=1+0+0=1
jakeodee**
Jun 14, 2005

lol lol
onlyeeyore**
Jun 14, 2005

Multiple answers on this, but yours is the best. Cool!
(user deleted)
Jun 14, 2005

I didn't get it right...Good one...Thanks
autumnparalegal*
Jun 15, 2005

tee-hee, cheesy!!!! But I liked it anyway!
nikapoohAus*
Jun 15, 2005

My 7 year old got this one while i was still scratching my head. lol Great teaser.
fishpike*
Jun 17, 2005

I'm glad you like my teaser. It is the first one I've sent in!
madleon*
Jun 18, 2005

cool teaser/ beauty in simplicity
jinzcarmela**
Jun 21, 2005

UMMMMMMM.....
I have another answer.
If they negative (-99 and -100) 99 now is larger than 100 well anyways nice teaser!
xmadnetx*br*
Jun 22, 2005

i agree with jinzcarmela


i got other answer...
wen u add 9+9=18
wen u add 1+0+0=1

18 is bigger then 1.....WOW another answer
mgil93*
Jun 24, 2005

I liked it, and it is NOT cheesy, Im adding it to my favorites
crzyness4lyfe**
Jul 02, 2005

a lot of people got differnt answers...me, i got wen u put them upside-down...

99 becomes 66
and
100 becomes 001

good job anyway!
mgil93*
Jul 02, 2005

I like crazness's idea
gigglebot**
Jul 04, 2005

fun teaser!! i must be like getting stupider by the second, because i forgot that there were 60sec. in a min., so i was kinda like ....... duh . i got it once i thought it over for a little bit...
oh, well,
Gr8 teaser!!
okieman51*
Jul 04, 2005

I just did not like it. I hated the answer. Boring Alert!
sambean**
Jul 05, 2005

it was a good teaser but i agree that there were several other possible answer
ebonwolfe
Jul 06, 2005

sorry, crzyness but how do you turn 100 upside down and get 001? If you Reverse it yes...but not upside down. It's still 100.

Puzzle stumped me hardcore!
gottalovetacsc*us*
Jul 13, 2005

Very good! I thought it was when you used negatives
drummergirl*
Sep 22, 2005

there are too many possible answers...lol
9+9=18, 1+0+0= 1...

if u add a number greater than 1 to 99, u will have a number greater than 100..

-99 is greater than -100...

to get 100 seconds on a microwave u put in 1:40, not 100. therefore 99 would still be less...
zigthepigAen*
Oct 23, 2005

WoW! Even though i actually got the right answer (because i was thinking about this for 20 minutes) WOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is going into my favourites!!!!!!
rkaalandAus*
Dec 09, 2005

In the Microwave!!!!!
npf2005*
Feb 27, 2006

it shouldnt be in that category
cyberstar5150*us*
Jul 03, 2006

Another answer is in golf
tedgerAus*
Oct 29, 2006

Or when the numbers are negative. -99 is higher than -100
BatteryAen*
Nov 04, 2006

i think crzyness meant if you rotate it 180°
1smart_okieAus*
Nov 11, 2007

I thought it was a negative number!
horsegal196Aus*
Jan 20, 2008

There are lots of answers, but yours is the best. I like It.
11171413Aus*
Apr 28, 2008

I thought negative or in modulus 5 1-99.
LightAgb*
Dec 02, 2008

Wow... I actually got that one... I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm too lazy to punch in 100 on the microwave, so I always punch in 60... cause that only takes 3 punches including the start button, while the other one takes 4 pushes...o.O
gooberbaby1*us*
Jul 01, 2010

I thought it was when it was in B.C because people are older in 99 B.C than in 100 B.C
RhythmicAus*
Feb 07, 2012

I added the digits too.
extremebluenesscus**
Sep 01, 2013

Other answers:

In roman numerals (XCIX vs. C)
In money (99 dollars vs. 100 pennies)



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