# Maths for you

prosoccer
Posers and Puzzles 11 Apr '06 01:02
1. 11 Apr '06 01:02
When does:
10+3= 1?
9+9=6?

Chances are if you get one, you get them both.
2. 11 Apr '06 03:14
Originally posted by prosoccer
When does:
10+3= 1?
9+9=6?

Chances are if you get one, you get them both.
no idea.

do you?
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 03:19
Originally posted by Zelinda
no idea.

do you?
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.
4. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
11 Apr '06 03:32
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.
One dram is 5 mL. Try again.
5. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 03:461 edit
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.
6. 11 Apr '06 03:47
Originally posted by prosoccer
When does:
10+3= 1?
9+9=6?

Chances are if you get one, you get them both.
10+3=13-12=1
9+9=18-12=6
subtract 12.
7. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
11 Apr '06 04:02
Originally posted by SJ247
10+3=13-12=1
9+9=18-12=6
subtract 12.
2+2 = 5 for sufficiently large values of 2.
8. 11 Apr '06 04:05
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
2+2 = 5 for sufficiently large values of 2.
Okay, I know you know fancy math and all, but 2+2 doesn't equal 5.
9. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
11 Apr '06 04:12
Originally posted by prosoccer
When does:
10+3= 1?
9+9=6?

Chances are if you get one, you get them both.
10+3 = 1 mod 12

9+9 = 6 mod 12
10. 11 Apr '06 04:14
Originally posted by royalchicken
10+3 = 1 mod 12

9+9 = 6 mod 12
11. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 04:191 edit
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.
12. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
11 Apr '06 04:21
Originally posted by SJ247
The remainders on dividing the two sums by twelve are respectively 1 and 6.
13. 11 Apr '06 04:23
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.
Thank you, it's all clear to me now.
14. 11 Apr '06 04:251 edit
Originally posted by royalchicken
The remainders on dividing the two sums by twelve are respectively 1 and 6.
Okay, so my answer is not the same thing? Isn't 10+3=1 "mod" 12, the same as saying 10+3-12=1?

I wish I could love math.
15. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 04:281 edit
Originally posted by SJ247
Okay, so my answer is not the same thing?