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i used to believe that in math two numbers added together they would equalthose two numbers together ex. 6+3=63

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When my cousin was 5 or 6, he would always ask me questions like "is 10 bigger than 2?" etc. One day he asked me "Is the whole world bigger than 700?" I said that it was, and he thought for a second, shook his head and said "It's too big."

Anon
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I used to think that the abbreviation lb (for pounds) stood for Lilla-blams (like Kilograms)

Jake
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I used to believe numbers and letters had genders. They were all family too.

1 was a boy.
2 was a girl.
3 was a boy.
4 was a girl.
5 was a mean ugly girl that looked like a boy.
6 was a girl.
7 was a tomboy. Lol.
8 was a boy.
9 was a boy.
10 was the smart and strong boy.
11 was the smart and strong girl.
12 was a geeky boy.
13 and 14 were twins. They were very pretty girls.
15 was a sporty jock guy.
16 was the kool kid.
17 was the acoholic.
18 was the smartest.

Go figure.

I still see them as that...

hehe.

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i uase to write my #s like 3d 3d1 3d2 5d4 etc!

anm
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Before I entered kindergarten, I used to believe that 11 and 12 should have been eleven-teen and twelve-teen.

Why not? There's thirteen, fourteen and so on...
I figured the entire group should match. :-)

Anon
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I used to think that a few meant the same thing as a couple. Those two were also the same as a dozen. So my dad often got mad at me for that!

Lily
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A few years ago my teacher said that his daughter thought that 20, 21, 22 etc. were pronounced "two-ty, two-ty one, two-ty two" and so on.

Anon
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I thought a "couple"(as in, 'a couple of towels') meant 3 or 4. My kindergarten teacher asked me to get some paper towels from the bathroom once, I asked her how many, she said a couple, I said so, 3 or 4 right, she said no, a couple means 2.
looking back, i should've known. I mean, 2 ppl going out r a couple, so a couple would logically equal 2.
btw, i know this isnt funny or anything but i dont have anything else

Anon
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Until I was four or five, I always thought that since 1+1=2, 2+2 must equal 3. I insisted I was right until I finally learned to add properly and had a lot of arguments with my dad about this, who tried to explain it without laughing. I now am in 7th grade honors math!!!

Anon
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I thought to count to one thousand you did 1-100, then 100-199, then came 1,000.

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When I was 6 I thought my maths teacher was stupid because she wrote the plus sign the wrong way round.
It took me a while to grasp multiplication.

zooey
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That 1/4 was bigger than 1/2

Anon
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To this day i can still think of numbers and picture what color they are...1 is red, 2 is blue, 3 is yellow, etc.

these come in no particular order.

Devin
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I used to belive that 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 and 19, were said like , onety-one, onety-two, onety-three, etc. like twenty-two, etc.

Bewereofthedog/Clodagh
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I used to believe that the numbers had personalitys and had relationships with each other.
1-- was competing with 2 for 3's love.
2-- was competing with 1 for 3's love.
3-- was the object of affection of 1 and 2.
So to make them happy, I would make the number 132.
4-- loved 6
5-- didn't like the 4 loved 6 and tried to break them up
6-- loved four
5 was my least favorite number so he never got a pair.
7--loved 8
8--loved 7
9--lonely spinster
10-loud, fun, outgoing. 9's sister.
I did the same with colors.

Anon
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Because I could only count up to 100, I used to believe the biggest number was 100, so therefore big items like cars and houses cost $100.

Anon
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A friend once told me at the age of 5 that the biggest number was called 'infinitytrouble' (?). When I told this to my sister (who is ten years older than me), she didn't believe me, and told me that there wasn't a biggest number at all, and I didn't believe her.

Katrina
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I used to think that there were only 11 numbers (0-10) and that everyone only lived 'till the age of 10.

JRE1
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When we learned how to spell out numbers, I had the weirdest problem where I thought they were spelled like '6ix' or '5ive' or '9ine' or '7even' etc. I couldn't see the error at all. I still think they look good that way.

Megan Craig
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