Originally posted by deriver69The telescope did reveal that but that was a large group on another continent. This bunch is more stable genetically and all have the same number of fingers.
From what I can gather they either inbreed a lot and hence differing number of digits on each hand, or they have one hand or they have one finger on a number of hands or maybe tentacles.
Originally posted by PonderableOr two hands, 3 fingers on one and 4 on the other. Good job. Base 7 it is.
from the three informations given:
10X10 = 100 This is trivial for all number systems
13 +15 =31 so 3 +5 = 11 which means that two odd numbers give an odd number. That means that the number system is odd, so there can't be the same number of digits on an even number of hands, so we have to deal with a race of three hands. This conditions would al ...[text shortened]... em.
Now either the aliens have one hand with seven fingers of seven hands with one finger...