## A Conversation for Number Systems

### The answer is 42 ....

Kes Started conversation Oct 9, 2001

As the good book(s) by DNA tell us, the question was eventually discovered to be: "What is six times nine?" . We immediately respond with "54" (in base ten).

Just worth noting, that if you operate in base 13, the answer is (as it always was, and should be) .... 42.

### The answer is 42 ....

IMSoP - Safely transferred to the 5th (or 6th?) h2g2 login system Posted Jan 15, 2003

Apparently, I saw somewhere, DNA strenuously denied that this is why he picked it - it was only later that people pointed out it *could* make sense.

I think he was rather annoyed, actually!

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