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Re: make 100 by using 1, 7, 7, 7, 7
Posted:
Nov 13, 2007 12:17 PM


In article <20071113121440.314$Gi@newsreader.com>, David W. Cantrell <DWCantrell@sigmaxi.net> wrote: >magidin@math.berkeley.edu (Arturo Magidin) wrote: >> In article <20071113114106.785$O1@newsreader.com>, >> David W. Cantrell <DWCantrell@sigmaxi.net> wrote:
>> >Here's a different solution which does not use juxtaposition: >> > >> >7 x 7 + 7 + 7 + 1 >> >> Using the usual precedence of operations, you have that this is equal >> to (7x7) + 7 + 7 + 1, which comes out to 64. > >It gives 64 in decimal; it gives 100 in octal. ;)
So, rather than juxtaposition, you assume a different system...
Next you'll be saying that Halloween and Christmas are the same holiday, since OCT 31 = DEC 25.
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