# Puzzle ... we cannot agree on the answer

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ResourceFinder, Jun 14, 2011.

1. ### ResourceFinder

How many letters on a standard keyboard use no straight lines?

We have 2 possible answers so I am keen to read a consensus

2. ### anon3946

On mine:
OSC
Debating Q- it has a teeny tiny thing I'm not sure qualifies?

3. ### impulce

4 - O,S,C,U
Im not sure what the other answer could be unless im completely misreading the question!?

4. ### ResourceFinder

Alliandra
You agree with me

My daughter wants to include U and J but I think the edges are straight

5. ### lilachardyStar commenter

OSC. 3 for me!

6. ### ResourceFinder

So, impulce why did you not include J?

7. ### airy

Me too. U quite clearly has two straight lines and a curve.

8. ### lilachardyStar commenter

I think my S has a segment in the middle bit, actually. Probably depends on the font used.

9. ### anon3946

My U has 2 straight lines and a curve; my J is a straight horizontal, a straight vertical and a curve.

10. ### anon3372

My keyboard is different so I am am no help.
Mine is a straight vertical and a curve. Like an umbrella.

11. ### Waterfin

Haha....Chris Moyles and his Monday Night pub quiz. Love it!

12. ### ResourceFinder

Me too

and the teen

but we are on opposing sides today

13. ### Bethannie

Just looking at my laptop keyboard...before reading the suggested answers, I came up with an answer of 4.....
O,S,C and the number key 0 The other number keys don't count because either the number or the symbol on the same key has a straight line.

In which case, I'd include the 0, 3, 6, 8 and 9 from the number keypad part of my keyboard!

15. ### fusey007

surely the definition of a straight line would dictate that it is a line that is straight from one end to the other. on that basis my answer would be...
...5
U,O,S,J,C

16. ### sashh

what about '@'? 8 * and the windows key

17. ### Bethannie

J and U contain straight lines - with curves at the end!
On my laptop:
the @ key is a dual key with ' which is a small straight line
the 8 and the * are on the same key - and the * is made up of straight lines.

18. ### Bethannie

Oh and the Windows key has a vertical straight line...and a wavy horizontal line ...but it is debatable whether they really count as lines!

19. ### fusey007

J and U do not contain straight lines. A capital 'A' clearly contains 3 staright lines for example, J and U have straight sections but cannot be classified as containing straight lines

a lot