Licence Plates

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Rudi
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Licence Plates

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Anyone can find the solutions to these two riddles, using Google....
However, both solutions scattered around the web (IMHO) are very unclear?!

Can anyone *clarify* the answers please?

1. The License Plate on my car is ML8-ML8. What is the color and model of my car?
2. A car has a licence plate: T-A-N 2-7-0. What make of car is the license plate attached to?

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1. From Alice in Wonderland:
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"I'm Late! I'm Late!" said the White Rabbit as he scurried down the hole.
So the car is a white VW Rabbit - the name in the USA and Canada for the car known elsewhere as VW Golf.
2. Mathematics:
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The tangent of 270 degrees does not exist, or in other words, it is infinity.
So the car is a Nissan Infiniti car.
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TX. :cheers:
I was not aware that the VW Golf was called a rabbit in the USA?
The solution I read to the second one was quite cryptic and here too, I did not relate it to a model of car called and Infiniti. (We don't have that model here in RSA).
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From Volkswagen Golf - Wikipedia:
The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1974, marketed worldwide across seven generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates – as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada (Mk1 and Mk5), and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1).
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Rudi wrote:TX. :cheers:
I was not aware that the VW Golf was called a rabbit in the USA?
The solution I read to the second one was quite cryptic and here too, I did not relate it to a model of car called and Infiniti. (We don't have that model here in RSA).
Go on, Rudi - you know Hans is right!
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