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# Half of 12

How can half of 12 be 7?

### Answer

By using Roman numerals. If you cut XII (12) in half horizontally, you get VII (7).Hide Answer Show Answer

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good 1

Cool. It took a bit of thought, but I got it.

2 good 4 me

what about a bakers dozen?

great!

OR AII

That is a very cool teaser!!!

A bakers dozen does not work...plus it said 12 not dozen

a bakers dozen is 13

great job warrior!I would have never guessed

easy but fun

This one is to Mj fan up there, First a baker's dozen is 13 and second 7 still isn't half of 13. Think about it. That was a very good teaser.

Mar 18, 2003

half of 13 IS 7 the other half is 6

Good job.

12 in base twelve (duodecimal) is 1x12+2 = 14. Hence 7 is half of 12 in duodecimal base!

Another Solution:

Half of 12 (kids...not mentioned in the problem) could be 7 yrs old.

Half of 12 (kids...not mentioned in the problem) could be 7 yrs old.

Great Job. Fooled me.

great 1!!!!!

Also 12 divide by 2 = 7 in base 14

Oops, I meant Base 12 !!!!

(before I get a flood of responses!!)

(before I get a flood of responses!!)

- and I see that someone else has already got that. I think, just ignore my comments altogether!!!! I will wake up tomorrow and maybe try to engage brain. I blame the xmas spirits!!!!!!

4 simple words... Great teaser--pure genius

lol well I don't know anything about "base 12" or whatever, but it doesn't matter because I didn't get the roman numerals either! Good one! It was a toughy.

Well if we're really going to be ridiculous, half of 12 is 7 if you add one.

Anyways... half of XII is really VTT, if you ask me :-) (though, half of Xll is Vll, I'll agree with that).

Anyways... half of XII is really VTT, if you ask me :-) (though, half of Xll is Vll, I'll agree with that).

Very clever!

The only bad thing about this teaser is that when you cut VII, (7) it will be mini size. Anyway that/this teaser is exellent. I will not use these on your teaser.

Jan 01, 2005

That was creative

isnt this a duplicate? or have i gone mad?

very good. i cant remember what i was writing about now....

oh yeah i hate these roman numerals ones.!.!.!.!

its not a duplicate there aremany roman numeral jokes

LOVED IT!!!!

AMAZING JOB!!!!!

AMAZING JOB!!!!!

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