Approximate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything
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.
The approximate answer.
The retail price of the answer.
The price of the answer after tax and tip.
The price of the answer at Wal-Mart.
The Roman answer.
The binary answer.
The answer as computed by an Intel Pentium processor.
The imaginary answer.
The address of the answer’s next door neighbor.
The ZIP code of the answer.
The high-precision answer.