tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2986496025512505696.post4276390922697976342..comments2017-03-13T20:52:14.651-04:00Comments on The Life and Times of Della Hill: The Square Root of a DuckDella Hillhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14629925559418817649noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2986496025512505696.post-82879330448821534302010-03-15T10:20:17.586-04:002010-03-15T10:20:17.586-04:00You can trust me, I'm a doctor. I even have a...You can trust me, I'm a doctor. I even have a t-shirt that says so. -- DrewLillian Wilkinsonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05476924078700432033noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2986496025512505696.post-29566129768688743622010-03-14T09:26:30.655-04:002010-03-14T09:26:30.655-04:00Of course! How did I not get that mayself?! Thank...Of course! How did I not get that mayself?! Thanks Mike.<br />I do have to argue with you on one point. Just because Drew backs you up on something does not necessarily validate it.<br />Not arguing the duck issue, just your reference for validation.<br />:)<br />-DellaDella Hillhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14629925559418817649noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2986496025512505696.post-31145576480518795352010-03-13T19:51:06.299-05:002010-03-13T19:51:06.299-05:00Della,
The answer is so simple I thought you woul...Della,<br /><br />The answer is so simple I thought you would have figured it out yourself. <br /><br />DUCK is obviously a number written in base 36 instead of base 10 like we use. Maybe the original writer of the question has 18 fingers on each hand. But I digress.<br /><br />If you convert DUCK from base 36 to base 10 you get 645,860. The square root of 645,860 is 803.6541544719345. To keep this simple we will round the number off to just 803.65. Next we convert 803.65 back to base 36, giving us MB.O. Therefore, the square root of DUCK is MB.O (The math is correct)<br /><br />Now had you asked what is the difference between a duck, the answer would have of course been that one of his feet is both the same. You can ask Drew, I think he'll back me up on that.<br /><br />lekiMMike Hugohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03207483935173333632noreply@blogger.com