# Thread: Something out of numbers

1. ## Something out of numbers

It's always 1 to 6,
it's always 15 to 20,
it's always 5,
but it's never 21,
unless it's flying.

What is it?

2. ## Re: Something out of numbers

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> (T)ricky's user pic</span hide>

3. ## Re: Something out of numbers

You are not 100% correct. Why do I say this?

4. ## Re: Something out of numbers

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Because Ricky hasn't filled in all the sides of his dice!!!</span hide>

5. ## Re: Something out of numbers

The answer is 100% correct if there is only one of them....else you need to dounble the values in the answer. (Well done though!)

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The answer is: a dice. An explanation:
"It's always 1 to 6": the numbers on the faces of the dice, "it's always 15 to 20": the sum of the exposed faces when the dice comes to rest after being thrown, "it's always 5": the number of exposed faces when the dice is at rest, "but it's never 21": the sum of the exposed faces is never 21 when the dice is at rest, "unless it's flying": the sum of all exposed faces when the dice is flying is 21 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6).
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6. ## Re: Something out of numbers

This is pedantic.
<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">It is "a die" not "a dice". Dice is plural, die is singular.</span hide>

Steve

7. ## Re: Something out of numbers

Who died? Die is singular...dies is plural...not so?

8. ## Re: Something out of numbers

Dies is plural of a machine die.

Dice is plural of a game die.

Steve

9. ## Re: Something out of numbers

Your is a seriously correcting mood today Steve. I was joking!

But... to continue what you started....
IF
Dies is plural of a machine die
Dice is plural of a game die
What is plural for human die??? (as in "kicked the bucket"...pardon the slang!)

10. ## Re: Something out of numbers

Die as in "machine die" is a noun. Die as in "game die" is a noun too. Die as in "You die!" is not a noun, but a verb.

11. ## Re: Something out of numbers

I <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23> due to being <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

12. ## Re: Something out of numbers

If this is a puzzle, perhaps you are looking for:
<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Bloodbath</span hide> or <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">massacre</span hide> or <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">slaughter</span hide>

Steve

13. ## Re: Something out of numbers

One man DIES, but
many men DIE

so DIES is a singular verb (3rd person) but DIE is a plural verb (1st, 2nd, 3rd person)...

Steve

14. ## Re: Something out of numbers

And then there is the Dies Irae (the Day of Wrath), in which Dies is a singular noun...

15. ## Re: Something out of numbers

Very true....and strangely enough ... this makes sense!!! <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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