Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Math Problem For Today

Explain the universe in seven digits or less.
No calculators allowed.
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25 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

529, baby. 529.

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: Interesting... I see you allowed for random variables AND you remembered to carry the one...

Square1 said...

No, it's binary I tell you! Binary! Now I demand that Mr. Fab translate the answer into Binary! :P

Kara said...

Now don't hold me to this as it has been a few years since I had a class in quantum mechanics - it might not translate well here but I think it is Planck's formula.



E = hf
-------------
hf
E --- - 1
kT

Does this elevate my status in the facebook geek club?? ~LOL~ A mind is a terrible thing to waste

y not i said...

The answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything is 42, of course.

Next time remember to bring your towel.

Finn said...

I agree. It's 42.

Or maybe 7.

Michael C said...

Uh, 1+2= infinity??

Steven said...

I'm going with 69...just because it's dirty!

metalmom said...

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....BIG BANG!

Matt-Man said...

42+27=69 At which point, if done correctly, one can see the face of God, who is the architect of said universe. Cheers!!

Mo said...

Big toe and middle finger.

I was able to solve it with only two digits!

Janna said...

Square1: If he tried to do that, his head would probably explode.

Kara: Ooooh, but I wanted it in seven digits or less...

YnotI: You're SO CLOSE. Yes, 42 is absolutely the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, but in this case I only want the Universe explained. It might be a simple case of dividing 42 by 3, but are those three things equally important? Hmmm?

Finn: See the answer I gave to YnotI. Since "EVERYTHING" would naturally comprise both Life AND the Universe, it can't be equal to them... it must instead be their sum... unless it also comprises other things besides Life and the Universe.

Michael: I think you used the metric system. The metric system is evil.

Steve: I like the way you think.

Metalmom: LOL! Nice!

Janna said...

Matt-man: I presume you have tested this out through plenty of research.

Morgen: ROFL!!

katherine. said...

this one goes to eleven...

Robin said...

I don't do math.

Janna said...

Katherine: It does?

Robin: What a shame.

Square1 said...

Well it's more than 7 digits, but here's the binary translation for Mr. Fab's answer; 00110101 00110010 00111001. Sheesh! I can believe you made me do that all by myself!

Square1 said...

I can't, even... See! Now who's brain is fried? My synapses can't handle any more math I tell you! They're calling a strike!

Janna said...

Square1: It's ok. I'm still impressed. :)

golfwidow said...

867-5309.

jabba said...

How about 0=1?

From nothing...something!

Jade said...

The Universe goes to eleven.

Janna said...

Golfwidow: ROFL! Brilliant! :)

Jabba: Plus it also looks like the score of a soccer game...

Jade: But eleven WHAT, though?

Jade said...

Well ya can't expect me to explain the WHOLE universe to you, can ya? It goes to eleven. That's the answer to your question. I cannot be blamed that you chose a question that cannot be answered in a manner in which you might understand.

And thus concludes my bout of philosophizing over nothingness this week! :-D

Janna said...

Jade: Fair enough. Let's pretend it's eleven paper clips.