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Puzzle ... we cannot agree on the answer

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

  1. 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. On mine:
    OSC
    Debating Q- it has a teeny tiny thing I'm not sure qualifies?
     
  3. 4 - O,S,C,U
    Im not sure what the other answer could be unless im completely misreading the question!?

     
  4. Alliandra
    You agree with me

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

    lilachardy Star commenter

    OSC. 3 for me!
     
  6. So, impulce why did you not include J?
     
  7. Me too. U quite clearly has two straight lines and a curve.
     
  8. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I think my S has a segment in the middle bit, actually. Probably depends on the font used.
     
  9. My U has 2 straight lines and a curve; my J is a straight horizontal, a straight vertical and a curve.
     
  10. My keyboard is different so I am am no help.
    Mine is a straight vertical and a curve. Like an umbrella.

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

     
  12. Me too

    and the teen

    but we are on opposing sides today
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. EcoLady

    EcoLady New commenter

    In which case, I'd include the 0, 3, 6, 8 and 9 from the number keypad part of my keyboard!
     
  15. 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. what about '@'? 8 * and the windows key
     
  17. 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. 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. 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
     
  20. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    a lot

    think about

    3680ous;c (space)
    then on key pad
    89630.
     

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