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Friday, February 1, 2008

1 + 1 = 10?

A reader of this page asks,

"When does 1 plus 1 equal 10?"

I know the answer, do you?


Anonymous said...

when we are doing it in binary number system who has only 0's and 1's.

Math Genius 900 said...

lol the easiest way to solve this problem is to randomly guess your base startin from base 2 and working your way up (which in this case 2 is the correct answer), but if the porblem was any different, you would have to use math with different bases.
for example, we do math in base 10, which means that 314159 is equal to 3*10^5 + 1*10^4 + 4*10^3 + 1*10^2 + 5*10^1 + 9*10^0. if the base is unknown, just simply use vriables, and then solve the polynomial expression.
Luckily for us, the equation is extremely easy. the equation ends up being:
(1*x^0) + (1*x^0) = (1*x^1 + 0*x^0)
(1) + (1) = (x)
this means that the equation: 1 + 1 = 10 was written in base 2, AKA binary.

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Anonymous said...

What the hell is 'Maths genius' on about ( no offence maths genius)

Anonymous said...

It's pretty amusing that the answer is in the tags.

But yes, pretty easy anyway.

megan said...

ggbas if you know maths you can work this out its the answer!!!!

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