It might have a solution like this: 10+3=13 or ONE bakers dozen.
Not sure of the 9+9=6 part. 9+9=18 which is 6X3, it could be something like 9 pints plus 9 pints = 6 drams or something.

Originally posted by sonhouse It might have a solution like this: 10+3=13 or ONE bakers dozen.
Not sure of the 9+9=6 part. 9+9=18 which is 6X3, it could be something like 9 pints plus 9 pints = 6 drams or something.

Originally posted by XanthosNZ One dram is 5 mL. Try again.

Well duh, I was just making an example. Out of the hundreds of units of stuff 18 X probably = 6Y, Thats why I added 'or something'. I wasn't being literal.

Originally posted by SJ247 Okay, I know you know fancy math and all, but 2+2 doesn't equal 5.

It could if you used the right number base. Say like base 1/2 Sqrt 5.
I think then 2+2 would in fact = 5. A friend of mine, Malcom Lines is a retired Bell labs scientist and wrote a book about numbers called
'A number for your thoughts', he gave me a copy. He blew Isaac Asimov's mind when he showed you don't even have to use positive numbers to represent all the numbers, like base negative 10.
They corresponded till Isaac died.

Originally posted by sonhouse It could if you used the right number base. Say like base 1/2 Sqrt 5.
I think then 2+2 would in fact = 5. A friend of mine, Malcom Lines is a retired Bell labs scientist and wrote a book about numbers called
'A number for your thoughts', he gave me a copy. He blew Isaac Asimov's mind when he showed you don't even have to use positive numbers to represent all the numbers, like base negative 10.
They corresponded till Isaac died.