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# Number Magic

When is 99 more than 100?

### Answer

When you use a microwave. This because 0:99 seconds is more than 1:00.Hide Answer Show Answer

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## Comments

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

99=9+9=18

100=1+0+0=1

lol lol

Multiple answers on this, but yours is the best. Cool!

Jun 14, 2005

I didn't get it right...Good one...Thanks

tee-hee, cheesy!!!! But I liked it anyway!

My 7 year old got this one while i was still scratching my head. lol Great teaser.

I'm glad you like my teaser. It is the first one I've sent in!

cool teaser/ beauty in simplicity

UMMMMMMM.....

I have another answer.

If they negative (-99 and -100) 99 now is larger than 100 well anyways nice teaser!

I have another answer.

If they negative (-99 and -100) 99 now is larger than 100 well anyways nice teaser!

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

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

I liked it, and it is NOT cheesy, Im adding it to my favorites

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!

99 becomes 66

and

100 becomes 001

good job anyway!

I like crazness's idea

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!!

oh, well,

Gr8 teaser!!

I just did not like it. I hated the answer. Boring Alert!

it was a good teaser but i agree that there were several other possible answer

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!

Puzzle stumped me hardcore!

Very good! I thought it was when you used negatives

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...

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...

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!!!!!!

In the Microwave!!!!!

it shouldnt be in that category

Another answer is in golf

Or when the numbers are negative. -99 is higher than -100

i think crzyness meant if you rotate it 180Â°

I thought it was a negative number!

There are lots of answers, but yours is the best. I like It.

I thought negative or in modulus 5 1-99.

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

I thought it was when it was in B.C because people are older in 99 B.C than in 100 B.C

I added the digits too.

Other answers:

In roman numerals (XCIX vs. C)

In money (99 dollars vs. 100 pennies)

In roman numerals (XCIX vs. C)

In money (99 dollars vs. 100 pennies)

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