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You've been given a clock face with no numbers, and four strips of plastic letters as shown below. You have to cut those strips up, and paste the pieces onto the clock face so that it has the correct numbers in the correct locations. How do you cut the strips?


VIIIIIX

VIIIIIX

VIIIIIX

VIIIIIX


ETA: OK, I should know better when Callahooligans read my journal... Let me rephrase the question: Between which letters on which strips would you cut to accomplish the stated aim?

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Date: 2012-06-26 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tamouse
For precision, I'd use a steel straight-edge and an exacto knife. How would you do it?

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Date: 2012-06-27 03:38 pm (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
Are the strips transparent enough to see the markings from either side once stuck on the clockface?
Edited Date: 2012-06-27 04:00 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-06-28 11:26 am (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
*blink* I'm not sure what caused my comment to revert to its initial state, before I added "never mind, it doesn't matter." But the idea was that if they were transparent, VI could be flipped over to become IV. The change to my comment came when I counted the symbols and found out there wouldn't be enough Vs oin that cases, unless you used IIX for 8, which would require more Xs than available.

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Date: 2012-06-29 05:32 pm (UTC)
unixronin: Galen the technomage, from Babylon 5: Crusade (Default)
From: [personal profile] unixronin
V IIII IX
VI II IIX
VII III X
VIII I IX

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