Four and Five

The Puzzler

RAY: I didn’t want anyone to work too hard on this. On the other hand I could have said greater than four and less than five, but that would make it too easy. It is the decimal point, between four and five, that yields a number greater than four and less than six, does it not? Four-point-five.

TOM: It does!

RAY: You were thinking of something esoteric, weren’t you?

TOM: I didn’t think of the decimal point as a mathematical symbol. I think of it as a period.

RAY: I’m sure everyone was thinking of square roots and division signs and the like. And the lowly decimal point, as is often the case, was overlooked. So who’s our winner?

TOM: Reggie Weeks from Shady Point, OK. Congratulations!

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