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 #1060873 - Sat Aug 23 2014 04:13 AM If twice 5 is 9... baldhair Explorer Registered: Tue Aug 05 2014 Posts: 81 Loc: Gloucestershire UK Assume 9 is twice 5; what is 6 times 5 in the same system of notation? Top
 #1060892 - Sat Aug 23 2014 05:52 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... Chavs Prolific Registered: Fri Jul 15 2011 Posts: 1125 Loc: Ireland 27? Top
 #1060914 - Sat Aug 23 2014 07:33 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... MiraJane Prolific Registered: Tue Apr 30 2013 Posts: 1215 Loc: New York USA 33, "twice 5" means 10 and not 55. Edited by MiraJane (Sat Aug 23 2014 07:34 AM) Top
 #1060928 - Sat Aug 23 2014 08:33 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... mehaul Forum Champion Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010 Posts: 6514 Loc: Florida USA The posit is that 9 equals twice something. Here 5 is used to represent that unknown. Call 5 (k), Twice (k) is 9. 6*(k) = 3 times the assumption. Therefore 6 (k)'s equal 27. Edited by mehaul (Sat Aug 23 2014 08:39 AM) _________________________ If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.The ultimate activity is the Dream. Top
 #1060929 - Sat Aug 23 2014 08:35 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... deputygary Enthusiast Registered: Thu May 24 2007 Posts: 282 Loc: South Dakota USA ergo 5 = 4.5 in this case _________________________ "When you argue for your limitations, they become yours."--Richard Bach, Illusions Top
 #1060930 - Sat Aug 23 2014 08:47 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... mehaul Forum Champion Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010 Posts: 6514 Loc: Florida USA Then again the meaning of 9 is 'twice five' ties the nine as the count of letters in the statement (converting a numeric to its alphas). 6 times 5 (six times five) gives 12 as an answer. _________________________ If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.The ultimate activity is the Dream. Top
 #1060931 - Sat Aug 23 2014 09:09 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... Chavs Prolific Registered: Fri Jul 15 2011 Posts: 1125 Loc: Ireland Originally Posted By: mehaulThen again the meaning of 9 is 'twice five' ties the nine as the count of letters in the statement (converting a numeric to its alphas). 6 times 5 (six times five) gives 12 as an answer. Or 6, for the 6 letters in Thirty. Top
 #1060949 - Sat Aug 23 2014 10:57 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... mehaul Forum Champion Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010 Posts: 6514 Loc: Florida USA Or if it has double meaning: 11 for 'twenty seven'. _________________________ If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.The ultimate activity is the Dream. Top
 #1061039 - Sat Aug 23 2014 05:47 PM Re: If twice 5 is 9... Gil_Galad Explorer Registered: Wed Nov 16 2005 Posts: 83 Loc: Greece Well, if 2 * 5 = 9, then 6 * 5 = 9 * 3.333... = 27. Interesting system, if nothing else. Top
 #1061083 - Sun Aug 24 2014 02:20 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... baldhair Explorer Registered: Tue Aug 05 2014 Posts: 81 Loc: Gloucestershire UK If the number nine is twice the number represented by the symbol "5", then 5 = 4½. And 6 x 4½ = 27.Perhaps it would have been better if I'd stated the problem as "Assume nine is twice 5; what is six times 5..."Thanks for your inputs. Edited by baldhair (Sun Aug 24 2014 02:22 AM) Top
 #1061087 - Sun Aug 24 2014 04:30 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... WesleyCrusher Administrator Registered: Thu Sep 04 2008 Posts: 4891 Loc: Germany An alternative (and more logical since there is no reason to single out the 5 but keep the 9 and 6 as they are) would be that all number symbols stand for one less than they do in our normal system.Translating to regular decimal:If 8 is twice 4; what is 5 times 4 in the same notation?The answer to that is of course 20, but we need to translate that back into the shifted notation, so we get 31. (Asking for 8 times 8 would have been interesting - it would mean 7 by 7, so 49, which would have to cycle around to 50.) _________________________ FunTrivia Editor (Hobbies and Sci/Tech) and AdministratorGuardian of the Tower Top
 #1061107 - Sun Aug 24 2014 08:12 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... mehaul Forum Champion Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010 Posts: 6514 Loc: Florida USA If 9 is to be considered as the variable expression, then it's easy to figure 6 times 5 - gives 30 no matter what the variable is since the variable isn't part of the '6 x 5' equation. _________________________ If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.The ultimate activity is the Dream. Top
 #1061111 - Sun Aug 24 2014 08:53 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... MiraJane Prolific Registered: Tue Apr 30 2013 Posts: 1215 Loc: New York USA Originally Posted By: baldhairAssume 9 is twice 5; what is 6 times 5 in the same system of notation? If "twice five" converted to numbers is 10, using base 9 instead of base 10, 9 = 10.If 6 times 5 is 30 in base 10, then 6 times five = 33 in base 9. Top
 #1061118 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:50 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... Anton Mainstay Registered: Sat May 03 2008 Posts: 926 Loc: California USA Nine is twice five. Five becomes 4.5.4.5 x 6 = 27Simple math. Top
 #1061130 - Sun Aug 24 2014 11:53 AM Re: If twice 5 is 9... Chavs Prolific Registered: Fri Jul 15 2011 Posts: 1125 Loc: Ireland I am glad I have a simple mind. Top
 #1061149 - Sun Aug 24 2014 02:49 PM Re: If twice 5 is 9... mehaul Forum Champion Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010 Posts: 6514 Loc: Florida USA mind...mind...mind...mind...mind...mind...It's so easy to get lost in all the folds and canyons of a simple mind. Don't worry, help is on the way. _________________________ If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.The ultimate activity is the Dream. Top

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