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Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

Discussion in '$1 Daily Competition' started by shabbir, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    One person says he has 11 toothpicks and the other says its NINE. How is this possible assuming both of the are right and see the same number of sticks.
     
  2. naimish

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    11 toothpicks arranged as NINE
     
  3. naimish

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    NINE... Count the no of Lines needed to make NINE... Its 11
     
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    Sticks

    N = | \ | = 3

    I = | = 1

    N = | \ | = 3

    E = | - - - = 4

    3+1+3+4 - 11
     
  5. naimish

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    3+1+3+4 = 11
     
  6. exile

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    there is 11 lines in word NINE, so he build word NINE from 11 toothpicks
     
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    i guess you are right naimish....
     
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    9 toothpicks arranged over one another that it is count as 11
     
  9. xpi0t0s

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    The first person is counting in base 8 and the second in base 10. 11_8 = 9_10.
     
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    good point, dude

     
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    Sticks are arranged as roman numerals and they are sitting on opposite sides...
     
  12. shabbir

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    Thats also a Wonderful way of looking at it. Gr8
     
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    and the winner is????
     
  14. shabbir

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    The first person who gave the solution. Naimish
     
  15. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

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    Congrats Naimish ;)
     
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    congrats Naimish
     
  17. mayjune

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    i agree with shabbir,
    is really an awesome way of looking at it...
    very nice ans newbie!!
    congrats naimish :)
     
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    Thanks to all buddies ;)
     

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