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drkptrs1975
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Can this ever be true, is so how?


Here is the Puzzle,

12 x 13 = 200
stanalger
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It's true in base six.
dr chutney
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200 base 6 = 36 base 10. 12 = 8 13 = 9.
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Dr chutney is correct about 12 (base 6) = 8 (base 10)
and 13 (base 6) = 9 (base 10).

However, 200 (base 6) = 72 (base 10).

Convert 200 (base six) to base ten this way:
2*(6^2) + 0*(6^1) + 0*(6^0)= 2*36 + 0 + 0 = 72
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You all got it. Good job.
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