Friday, October 28, 2005

How many am I?

My first is a number, my second another,
And each, I assure you, will rhyme with the other.
My first you will find is one-fifth of my second,
And truly my whole a long period reckoned.
Yet my first and my second(nay, think not I cozen),
When added together will make but two dozen.

How many am I?


  1. 1X + 5X = 24
    6X = 24
    (6X)/6 = 24/6
    X = 4

    So it is definitely 4 + 20... but they don't rhyme. >_< I was thinking four score at first but a score is 40 years so that would be 44. that wouldnt be two dozzen >_<

    I give.

  2. a score is only 20, that is the right answer

  3. That's cheating. The numbers don't rhyme Enviroman Says

  4. Well, despite what Enviroman thinks, four score does rhyme. And score is 20 years, so Karnov was on the right track. Thanks for the clarification, Sean.


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