## Interest

# Stumblers Who Commented On This Page

## chaosu

### Chuck

It's always interesting to see who thumbs-down these math articles. From people who don't know anything about math, to those who think they are too smart to appreciate an oddity, to those who incorrectly interpret part of it. I don't understand why someone wouldn't be fascinated, amused, or momentarily interested.

## Solution9

### Solution9

That's cool... I guess?

## euxneks

### euxneks

Silly and funny. Not anything special, just a humorous coincidence - humorous as in: "Ha ha this is totally inconsequential, it has no use!"

## pflammertsma

### Paul

The character one is implicit, because the value of ASCII is irrelevant; the characters "1" is immediately followed by "2", so of course the result is 11+(n+1-n)=11+1=12. The same holds for the roman numerals: this "calculation" goes for any numerals with enough Is: II-I=I and I+II-I=II. This hold for any prefix; in this case that is X: XI+I is indeed XII.

The only thing that makes this interesting is the written out version, which is the least logical as well since the letters are scrambled. Evidently, this Dmitri Borgmann discovered this coincidence and found as many other redundant cases to make it look interesting. I'm not at all impressed.

## darsius

### luther

how... strange.

## Blu3vibration

## Blu3vibration

An interesting little tidbit, but probably not something I'll find much use for outside of impressing guests at cocktail parties or fascinating elementary arithmetic students.