Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Math Question | Think "Base"

Look at the math question below. It is a valid question and is correct.

Think about its math principles in term of number base.

The question:

2 + 2 = 10 can be correct. Why?

We have always assumed that numbers are to the base of 10.

In the above case, it can be correct when their base is equal to 4.

(However, if the base is 10, the sum will definitely be incorrect!).


Now, look at this next question.

2 + 2 = 11

Can it be correct?

Comment if you have the answer.....

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