I was gong to try to give an answer even though the question is difficult to understand, but I give up. I dont get the difference between a new page and a whole new page.Jerry
I slid all the clues over to make numerals. I converted to decimal so I could add them easily, then converted my answer back to the proper format. I keep getting “wrong” answer when I put that in the answer box. What am I missing?
This is not a particularly complex puzzle, but does require a bit of outside information and has a small quirk at the very end that can hang you up. Below is a graded hint system leading to the solution
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1) This puzzle requires a small familiarity with Roman numerals. Find out how to make numbers from 1-20 and the value of L and M if you don't know already.
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2) The caption 'slide and add' is the key to solving the puzzle. Ignore the background pattern of the page and focus on the 10 dark Roman numeral-looking symbols. Mentally slide each symbol to the left or right until it visually aligns with some other symbol. As you do, you will end up with 5 Roman numerals in a mostly vertical pattern:
XII
IV
LX and III
M
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3) Convert each of these Roman Numerals to their english equivalent and add them together.
And the answer (and quirky hang up) is below:
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4) 12 + 4 + 60 + 3 + 1000 = 1079, which is the answer. It needs to be entered as '1079', and not the Roman equivalent of 'MLXXIX' which would have been a much cooler and better answer