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    Simple Maths

    How many answers to the following can you get (anything goes as long as you can supply a reason for your answer)
    <pre>| + | =</pre>

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    Re: Simple Maths

    I would say:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>1 answer: 2*|

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    an infinite number of answers: 1 for each "|"</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Simple Maths

    The obvious answer is 11 (binary)

    Also 42 (the answer to everything)

    Cant think of another just yet

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    Re: Simple Maths

    Actually, wouldn't that be 10 binary?

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    Re: Simple Maths

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>3205 - 3203</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>x</font color=yellow></span hi>
    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> 1+1</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>One and another one</font color=yellow></span hi>
    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>One of these and one of those</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Simple Maths

    This is a simple puzzle we use to use at school a lot, mainly because it had two trick answers. The answers were ... 41 and 'a window'
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    Re: Simple Maths

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>1.99999999999999999999999999999999999 999999999......................................... .....</font color=yellow></span hi>

    And here's the proof:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>x=.999999999.............
    therefore 10x=9.999999999999999999999999..........
    subtract the equations:
    9x=9
    divide by 9 on both sides
    x=1
    Therefore, 1=.9999999999999................
    thus 1+1=1.9999999999999999999999........
    </font color=yellow></span hi>

    Which presents at least one more 'trick' answer, which would be a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>doughnut and coffee</font color=yellow></span hi>

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