Approximate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

November 18, 2013 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Douglas Adams wrote that 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Today is 11/18/13, a date whose numbers sum to 42, so it seems an appropriate time to talk about variations on this important number.

40
The approximate answer.

41.99
The retail price of the answer.

51.19
The price of the answer after tax and tip.

39.06
The price of the answer at Wal-Mart.

XLII
The Roman answer.

101010
The binary answer.

41.9999999982
The answer as computed by an Intel Pentium processor.

42i
The imaginary answer.

44
The address of the answer’s next door neighbor.

00042
The ZIP code of the answer.

42.00000

The high-precision answer.

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