# How many do we have?

A Mobile Friendly Question according to the recent Monthly Challenge

I HAVE ONE

straight line in I

ROD HAS THREE

straight lines in R and D

DICK has FIVE

straight lines in D, I and K

WE HAVE

eight straight lines in 'WE'

• How do you get 3 from ROD - I see a vertical stroke in R, and one in D, but everything else is curved to me. Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 15:50
• @ChrisCudmore I guess it’ll depend on your font but in OP’s image the R’s diagonal leg is straight as well. Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 15:55
• But there is also a horizontal line in the letter R, which would give ROD 4 lines. Or is that only me seeing it? Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 2:15
• @nuggethead: Only you ;) The upper left part of the R is generally understood as being a semi-circle. Now, as flat earthers have realized, if you take a small enough arc of a circle, it looks like a straight line, and here I expect that the additional diagonal line forming the bottom left of the R accentuates the impression... but look at the curvature of the semi-circle and note the symmetry between top and bottom. Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 8:36