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Topic: What is the answer to this question?
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Mar 1, 2007 05:37PM)
1. In 1978, Raymond Smullyan wrote a book about logical puzzles. What is the name of this book?

2. I am the square root of -1. Who am i?

3. What would the value of 190 in hexadecimal be?

4. Twenty-nine is a prime example of what kind of number?

5. The reciprocal of the square root of two is half of what number?

6. How many consonants are in "one"? How many in "two"? And how many in "three"?

7. How many letters are in the word "four"?

8. What do you do to the length of an edge of a cube to find its volume?

9. If we assume the pizza in question to be perfectly cyldindrical, with a thickness [i]a[/i] and a radius [i]z[/i], what is the formula for its volume?
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Mar 1, 2007 09:39PM)
What roman numeral is in five?

The one about the square root of -1 is interesting. Thought that one was unsolvable, as two negative numbers, multiplied, cancelled out the negative quantity.
Message: Posted by: stepseven (Mar 1, 2007 11:54PM)
Re. Q2, LOL clynim you are looking too deep. The roots of this question are imaginary but a real answer might be something like..

"If you were electrical then you would be Jay, but that can't be right because your name is Scott - so you must be I"

Hope that's clear ;)


Hendrix sang "If six was nine", why could it have been to the Caligula?
Message: Posted by: honus (Mar 2, 2007 02:10PM)
Good ones, Scott. I especially like the pizza one.
Message: Posted by: MrHyde (Mar 2, 2007 03:45PM)
Delicious work Scott.
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Mar 2, 2007 07:51PM)
I'm thinking of a letter of the Greek alphabet and a citrus fruit. What are they?
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 5, 2007 02:49PM)
Key Lime Pie?
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Mar 5, 2007 05:53PM)
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On 2007-03-02 20:51, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
I'm thinking of a letter of the Greek alphabet and a citrus fruit. What are they?
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Mr. Vanderbeck might consider vacationing here:
[url=http://www.goldenlemon.com]Romantic Caribbean resort[/url]
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Mar 20, 2007 03:59PM)
How many DEAD people understand hexadecimal?
Message: Posted by: Roland78 (Mar 21, 2007 07:16PM)
Almost 58.000 dead people?

Dave
Message: Posted by: Roland78 (Mar 21, 2007 07:21PM)
This is old but always good:
There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't...

Dave
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Mar 21, 2007 07:53PM)
There are also 10 people types of people in the world; those who understand trinary, those who don't, and those who confuse it for binary.
Message: Posted by: Psy-Kosh (Mar 21, 2007 10:20PM)
There are 1-1 people in the world: Those who understand balanced trinary and those who don't.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Mar 22, 2007 07:13PM)
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On 2007-03-20 16:59, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
How many DEAD people understand hexadecimal?
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I'd always heard this phrased as, "If only you and dead people can read hexidecimal, how many people can read hexidecimal?"
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 22, 2007 08:36PM)
"And I don't give a darn!"

"Oh, that's our shortstop."
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Mar 22, 2007 10:50PM)
Just how many words can be made out of just the 6 hex letters anyway? Shall we ADD it up? I already know that the Café is hexed! ;)
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Mar 22, 2007 11:01PM)
'Hexadecimal' is just a fancy term for 'numerology useful for casting spells'. :devilish:
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Mar 23, 2007 12:51PM)
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On 2007-03-22 23:50, clynim wrote:
Just how many words can be made out of just the 6 hex letters anyway? Shall we ADD it up? I already know that the Café is hexed! ;)
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There are 0x63 words! If you prefer decimal, then there are 99 words. You can [url=http://www.nsftools.com/tips/HexWords.htm]find them listed here[/url].

The longest, BTW, is fabaceae (a family of beans in some classifications).
Message: Posted by: 0pus (May 2, 2007 10:19AM)
This is all well and good, but I would like to know the answer to the original question posted -- "What is the answer to this question?"
Message: Posted by: honus (May 9, 2007 01:33PM)
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On 2007-05-02 11:19, 0pus wrote:
This is all well and good, but I would like to know the answer to the original question posted -- "What is the answer to this question?"
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What do you mean by that? :)
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (May 9, 2007 02:43PM)
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On 2007-05-02 11:19, 0pus wrote:
This is all well and good, but I would like to know the answer to the original question posted -- "What is the answer to this question?"
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Yes, it is.