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 shabbir 13Jul2009 15:58

Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

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.

 naimish 13Jul2009 16:02

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

11 toothpicks arranged as NINE

 naimish 13Jul2009 16:03

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

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

 naimish 13Jul2009 16:05

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

Sticks

N = | \ | = 3

I = | = 1

N = | \ | = 3

E = | - - - = 4

3+1+3+4 - 11

 naimish 13Jul2009 16:05

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

3+1+3+4 = 11

 exile 13Jul2009 16:06

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

there is 11 lines in word NINE, so he build word NINE from 11 toothpicks

 hotnspicy 13Jul2009 16:12

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

i guess you are right naimish....

 beborn2x 13Jul2009 16:34

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

9 toothpicks arranged over one another that it is count as 11

 xpi0t0s 13Jul2009 17:15

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

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

 exile 13Jul2009 17:19

Re: Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

good point, dude

Quote:
 Originally Posted by xpi0t0s (Post 52413) The first person is counting in base 8 and the second in base 10. 11_8 = 9_10.

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