Apple-bogies (apologies ) and by all means, feel free to slam me for any big mistakes.

Big mistakes? What about little ones? (I'm not an avid slammer, in any case. )

Statistics: Posted by Overcat — Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:47 am

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Sorry, it's been a while since my maths classes back in college (and believe me, I wasn't even paying attention then either).

Anything to the power 0 is 1 (doi!) and my table is showing the powers of 17.

Yours is just the more straight forward mathematical way to write it down.

Mine is the more graphical.

Apple-bogies (apologies ) and by all means, feel free to slam me for any big mistakes.

Statistics: Posted by paul_one — Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:54 am

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`289 17 1`

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0 2 1

2*17 = 34

1*1 = 1

34+1 = 35

.. Now 36, would mean:

36 - 1 = 35.

Half of 35 = 17.5..

So base 17.5 ... which doesn't REALLY work, cos it's not a whole number.

You'd have to go for something like "18" (base 28)

So the answer for NEXT year is: there is NO base that makes 36 become 21

Statistics: Posted by paul_one — Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:58 pm

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Can you work out how old she is?

35? [(17^1 * 1) + (17^0 * 1)]

Does she have to be 21 every year?

Statistics: Posted by Overcat — Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 am

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My sister recently had a birthday. She got two cards saying '21st' on it, and then 'in base 17!' on the inside. Blasted nephew stole my tradition! (Been doing it for years!) Can you work out how old she is? What base will I need next year? (I know these, just testing maths, muhahahha)

Statistics: Posted by Elexxorine — Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:33 am

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Oh and if you couldn't follow that complex math, I am 32.

Statistics: Posted by steve the gaming guy — Tue May 26, 2009 6:19 pm

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Statistics: Posted by steve the gaming guy — Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:09 am

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