13
$\begingroup$

£88.88 is a special amount. Your task is to find out why.

Your answer should follow this acronym: SONACIGC.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081112132641AA4MDrM $\endgroup$ – Haobin Mar 24 '16 at 9:23
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ Spoiler. The answer is not true in Sctoland $\endgroup$ – Mawg Mar 24 '16 at 10:01
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Sctoland is one of the most beautiful countries ever, it's so magical, oh those luminous farts coming from the ground are so freaking awesome! $\endgroup$ – Kyle Mar 24 '16 at 12:04
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Why does it not apply in Scotland? (Assuming that is what you meant to type?) $\endgroup$ – Craig Russell Mar 24 '16 at 13:10
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Nice answers but, is it not the value at which money travels through time? $\endgroup$ – Reuben Mallaby Mar 24 '16 at 17:22
21
$\begingroup$

$£88.88$ is the sum of all the currency sizes for the pound sterling.

The pound sterling is composed of 8 coins from $1p$ to $£2$ and 4 banknotes from $£5$ to $£50$. If we sum them all together we have:

$1p + 2p + 5p + 10p + 20p + 50p = 88p$

$£1 + £2 + £5 + £10 + £20 + £50 = £88$

$88p + £88 = £88.88$

With this in mind we can say that the SONACIGC acronym means (thanks to @Agnesi and @Tim Couwelier for the first part):

Sum Of Notes And Coins In General Circulation

(Altough I find Kevin Cruijssen's interpretation more suited)

$\endgroup$
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ I had the amounts figured out. I reached 'Sum of notes and coins' for the first bit, but can't figure out the rest. $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Mar 24 '16 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ The fact that there are 8 letters should help, but I can't find out anything which makes sense. $\endgroup$ – Narmer Mar 24 '16 at 8:59
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ maybe its rot13(fhz bs abgrf naq pbvaf va trareny pvephyngvba)? $\endgroup$ – agnesi Mar 24 '16 at 9:02
  • $\begingroup$ @TimCouwelier Thanks for the first part of the acronym. With it, it was easy to figure out the remaining (see my answer). $\endgroup$ – Kevin Cruijssen Mar 24 '16 at 9:04
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Looking at both attempts for finishing the acronym: I doubt id have come up with any of them. Also, i was a little stumped you have no denominations over 50... In euro the answer would be 888.88... $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Mar 24 '16 at 10:05
8
$\begingroup$

SONACIGC = Sum of Notes and Coins in Given Currency

So: 0.01 + 0.02 + 0.05 + 0.10 + 0.20 + 0.50 + 1.00 + 2.00 + 5.00 + 20.00 + 50.00 = £ 88.88

Thanks to Tim Couwelier for the first part of the acronym though. :)

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

It's the total value of the coinage + notes used in England

1p + 2p + 5p + 10p + 20p + 50p + £1 + £2 + £5 + £10 + £20 + £50

= £88.88

But I didn't get what the acronym was about

$\endgroup$
  • 8
    $\begingroup$ You're five hours too late! :) $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Mar 24 '16 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ Ya, I guess so. $\endgroup$ – Budhathoki Bijaya Mar 25 '16 at 16:45

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.