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## #1 2006-01-31 11:57:09

angeleyes01
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Registered: 2006-01-21
Posts: 19

### How Many Hundreds

ONE HUNDRED
A MONKEY
TON
500/5
100x5
CENTURY
300
MILLENNIUM

HOW MANY HUNDREDS ARE THERE?

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## #2 2006-01-31 17:43:03

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,685

### Re: How Many Hundreds

Lots!

ONE HUNDRED = 100
A MONKEY = Slang for \$500 = 5 × 100
TON = Slang for 100 mph = 100
500/5 = 100
100x5 = 5 × 100
CENTURY = 100
300 = 3 × 100
MILLENNIUM = 10 × 100

But you can also look at the Roman Numerals in the words.

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## #3 2006-02-01 09:39:04

Ricky
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Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

### Re: How Many Hundreds

TON = Slang for 100 mph = 100

Isn't a ton 2000 pounds?   20 hundreds?

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## #4 2006-02-01 12:19:46

angeleyes01
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Registered: 2006-01-21
Posts: 19

### Re: How Many Hundreds

That's what i thought.But i got the answer it was 75 .

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## #5 2016-08-11 16:04:16

Monox D. I-Fly
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From: Indonesia
Registered: 2015-12-02
Posts: 1,204

### Re: How Many Hundreds

MathsIsFun wrote:

A MONKEY = Slang for \$500 = 5 × 100

I am curious as to what this one was derived from. Coincidentally, 500 IDR (currency in my country) money once also used the picture of a primate, though this one was an orangutan.

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