# Nine or Eleven | 13 Jul 2009

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

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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.

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11 toothpicks arranged as NINE

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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

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3+1+3+4 = 11

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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

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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...

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Thats also a Wonderful way of looking at it. Gr8

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and the winner is????

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The first person who gave the solution. Naimish

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Congrats Naimish

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congrats Naimish

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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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