1. ## You's Stupid

What is 9 + 10?

2. ## Re: You's Stupid

I only have 10 fingers!!

3. ## Re: You's Stupid

Use those toes of yours.

4. ## Re: You's Stupid

9 + 10 = 10 + 9

5. ## Re: You's Stupid

9 + 10 = 15 + 4

6. ## Re: You's Stupid

lim x -> 9 f(9) = 9 + 10

7. ## Re: You's Stupid

You's Stupid
I think you might be on to sumptin.

8. ## Re: You's Stupid

Well, the answer is 21 of course.
(Kid's a bored genius and gave the answer in "base 9" without breaking stride <g>)

Olaf

Base...9?

10. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by SJWhiteley
Base...9?
Ok, hint: Hex is "base 16", Binary is "base 2"

Olaf

11. ## Re: You's Stupid

Latin for nine is non as in nonagon. ninesided.
So I guess base 9 would be a non base.

13. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by Schmidt
Well, the answer is 21 of course.
(Kid's a bored genius and gave the answer in "base 9" without breaking stride <g>)

Olaf
Originally Posted by Schmidt
Ok, hint: Hex is "base 16", Binary is "base 2"

Olaf
I see you're saying the "presumed" dad is asking, giving the numbers in base 10, and the kid is answering in base 9.

I was thinking it from the other perspective, being 9 can't be in base 9, so the kid is thinking the question is asked base 12, and is answering in Base 10 for the dad.

14. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by passel
I see you're saying the "presumed" dad is asking, giving the numbers in base 10, and the kid is answering in base 9.

I was thinking it from the other perspective, being 9 can't be in base 9, so the kid is thinking the question is asked base 12, and is answering in Base 10 for the dad.
Whatever works - perhaps most of us just want him desperately, to be right...

Olaf

15. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by Schmidt
Ok, hint: Hex is "base 16", Binary is "base 2"

Olaf
Hint: Base 2 doesn't contain the 'symbol' 2, base 16 doesn't contain the symbol '6', so does base 9 contain the symbol '9'?

16. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by SJWhiteley
Hint: Base 2 doesn't contain the 'symbol' 2, base 16 doesn't contain the symbol '6', so does base 9 contain the symbol '9'?

<sigh> - he answered 21 - and the symbols '21' do not contain any 9.

So he could have meant his answer as being from base 3 onwards.

Olaf

17. ## Re: You's Stupid

Hey he was half way to 42 and that's a number of truly epic proportions...

It's all about the base, bout that base...

18. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by Gruff
Latin for nine is non as in nonagon. ninesided.
So I guess base 9 would be a non base.
So does that mean being able to think in base 9 is just non sense?

19. ## Re: You's Stupid

Is this one of those threads where people only post when they're high ?

21. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by szlamany
So does that mean being able to think in base 9 is just non sense?
Dunno... we never saw all his fingers...

Olaf

22. ## Re: You's Stupid

Well, everybody avoided saying 19. So, given this group, everybody immediately jumped to an assumption of the question that resulted in ANY answer other than 19, because 19 is "just what they'd be expecting us to do".

All questions are contextual. If the context isn't provided, then nearly any answer is right in some context. Occam's Razor would hold that 19 is the most right answer for the initial question.

Occam's Bong would hold that Niya had the most right answer on this one.

buzz kill

24. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker
Occam's Bong would hold that Niya had the most right answer on this one.
Do I get a prize ?

25. ## Re: You's Stupid

I am so disappointed ... all this talk about base and not one all your base reference... NOT ONE!

There. Now all is right with the universe.

-tg

27. ## Re: You's Stupid

10+9 = 119

Because:

a = 10
b = 9

c = abs(a - b) * 10^(abs(floor(ln(a+b))) + a + b

Example:

c = abs(10 - 9) * 10^(abs(floor(ln(10+9))) + 10 + 9
c = 1 * 10^(abs(floor(2,94439)) + 19
c = 1 * 10^(abs(2)) + 19
c = 1 * 10^2 + 19
c = 1 * 100 + 19
c = 119

28. ## Re: You's Stupid

Originally Posted by Justa Lol
10+9 = 119

Because:

a = 10
b = 9

c = abs(a - b) * 10^(abs(floor(ln(a+b))) + a + b

Example:

c = abs(10 - 9) * 10^(abs(floor(ln(10+9))) + 10 + 9
c = 1 * 10^(abs(floor(2,94439)) + 19
c = 1 * 10^(abs(2)) + 19
c = 1 * 10^2 + 19
c = 1 * 100 + 19
c = 119
This would certainly make the adder component of the CPU a little more complicated.

29. ## Re: You's Stupid

Sandpapertm renders this kind of thread utterly unnecessary.

30. ## Re: You's Stupid

I thought Sandpapertm went bankrupt?

31. ## Re: You's Stupid

Were they short of scratch?

32. ## Re: You's Stupid

Something about the highs and lows?

33. ## Re: You's Stupid

Things weren't running smooth?

34. ## Re: You's Stupid

They should have taken a course!

35. ## Re: You's Stupid

If I keep going does it become abrasive?

36. ## Re: You's Stupid

I heard they kept asking for more and more from their investors for personal gain. Very grity people.

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