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    The answer to life, the universe and everything

    Had a "random thought" moment at work today. I want to create a questionaire for the Scouts.

    Hopefully about 20 questions where all the answers are 42.

    There's all the maths ones, of course, but I drew a blank after that. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    Had a "random thought" moment at work today. I want to create a questionaire for the Scouts.

    Hopefully about 20 questions where all the answers are 42.

    There's all the maths ones, of course, but I drew a blank after that. Any ideas?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_%28number%29
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    what is the ASCII character for * = 42

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    I think the most obvious one is the question to the answer. What is 6 x 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWHinchliffe View Post
    I think the most obvious one is the question to the answer. What is 6 x 9
    What do you BASE this on ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Corrie View Post
    Hienz - 15
    I thought it might be
    H=8
    E=5
    I=9
    N=15
    Z=26
    -15

    but that is 48 - where have i gone wrong - or am i totally on the wrong track

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    doh - it doesnt pay to think too hard does it

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    Nice easy one.... " What does Douglas Adams claim to be the answer to life, the universe and everything"

    Another (although a pet hate of mine) "What is the name of a clever 2 seater car, expressed in numbers"


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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonofbillinge View Post
    What do you BASE this on ?
    It's what it says in the books. 6 x 9 will equal 42 in base 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWHinchliffe View Post
    It's what it says in the books. 6 x 9 will equal 42 in base 13.
    Which explains why our universe is so messed up as we use Base 10

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    We only use base 10 because that's how many digits we have. The universe isn't that screwed up. When Deep Thought needed more RAM it invented Earth (I think ??).

    Sorry, Smartiepants, don't get the car one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    .............Sorry, Smartiepants, don't get the car one.
    I am glad I am not the only one!
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    Crikey, what have i stumbled upon? Just decided i must go and get maths GCSE as i understand precisely zero of the above!!

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