# Math Fun - 5 and 9

What mathematical symbol can be put between 5 and 9, to get a number bigger than 5 and smaller than 9?

(Caution: Trick)

5 log under the log x (9) would do it but it involves something I don’t think you mean by symbol.

Also 5 ± 9 would do the trick because of the conditional or logic.

5 log 9 = 4.77

No this dismally maths unfriendly forum does not do x log under log. That’s not what I meant. Log base x is what I meant.

Even so that is wrong but I think the + or - thing is better. probably wrong too, you’re using some trick, but it is in fact correct none the less.

Does . count?

Thus 5.9

Haha… if it doesn’t, it should.

WIN

I agree that is win, whether it’s a mathematical symbol or not is probably the only contention.

I’d be surprised if that wasn’t the answer phyllo was looking for.

So would I.

I find it on lists of mathematical symbols, see decimal point…

rapidtables.com/math/symbols … ymbols.htm

My legal team is ready for litigation.

Yeah all I see is . meaning times, and dot product but I still think it’s a good answer if it’s not a function in maths except to presume the decimals. It’s definitely more fun than James nonsense fun maths problem, and God help us if I am wrong.

I am not averse to saying someone got the right answer before me, particularly when they did.

James is in a world of his own and if you are not part of his reality his lawyers will get you eventually. I don’t mind the guy but he really should not be making stuff up to prove something that he just made up.

A little further down below multiplication dot there is…

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I edited that post wasn’t clear.

I didn’t take it as you trying to keep me from having gotten there first. I actually had the same question you first asked. Is that a mathematical symbol? I would have to say yes, but I had to go and check myself. As far as math abilities, a number of you know much more math than me. Hell, ignorance may have helped me.

Very true, and I think only Phylo can adjudicate.

5.9 is correct

The dot in dot product(multiplication) is higher than the decimal point:
5·9 versus 5.9