## help with number 42

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### help with number 42

I guess I didn't have enough to do before packing up and setting up so I thought of another feature for our camp. It has to do with the wonderful number 42.

I need about thirty different computations or equations that each equal 42. I can come up with some simple ones but it would be good to have a few that are more complex. That is to say, more complex than my brain can come up with.

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### Re: help with number 42

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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### Re: help with number 42

Rusted Iron wrote:I guess I didn't have enough to do before packing up and setting up so I thought of another feature for our camp. It has to do with the wonderful number 42.

I need about thirty different computations or equations that each equal 42. I can come up with some simple ones but it would be good to have a few that are more complex. That is to say, more complex than my brain can come up with.

3.5 x the number of miles from Gerlach to the Twelve Mile entrance.
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### Re: help with number 42

(x+12) - Sqr Root(x) = 42
The atomic number of molybdenum.
The angle rounded to whole degrees for which a rainbow appears (the critical angle).
1 = 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/7 + 1/42
The first few values of the partition function are (starting with p(0)=1): 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 22, 30, 42....
•Two physical constants in the universe are the speed of light and the diameter of a proton. It takes light 10 to the minus 42nd power seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.
•The sum of the ordinal alphabetic positions of the initials (SPG) for Stan (P.) Gibilisco, an oft-published science and technology writer, is equal to 42 (S=19, P=16, G=7).
•A barrel holds 42 gallons.
A base-13 number 42, therefore, is the same as four 13s plus 2, or decimal 54. So "six by nine" (six times nine) or decimal 54 is, in base 13, 42.
For the mystically inclined, 42 in base 13 is the same as 101010 in binary (base 2).
42-42+42=42
1 x 42, 2 x 21, 3 x 14, 6 x 7, 41 + 1, 43 - 1.
56 minus 14 equals 42 and 28 plus 14 equals 42
42 cm = (42 / 2.54) = 16.54 inches (rounded)
42 inches = 106.68 centimeters
Cosmic horizon = 42-billion light-years away

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### Re: help with number 42

You're missing at least one. Read all the books again.

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### Re: help with number 42

trilobyte wrote:You're missing at least one. Read all the books again.

I'm looking for my slide-rule right now.

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### Re: help with number 42

It's teh length of "Bob"'s cock.
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### Re: help with number 42

Ugly Dougly wrote:It's teh length of "Bob"'s cock.

from the ground?
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### Re: help with number 42

It's the oldest rule in the book.

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### Re: help with number 42

It is conjectured to be the scaling factor in the leading order term of the "sixth moment of the Riemann zeta function".
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### Re: help with number 42

We all know the answer...it's the QUESTION we need....

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### Re: help with number 42

DON'T PANIC!!!!!

Or should this be in the anxiety thread?
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### Re: help with number 42

It is always number 42. This issue was settled years ago in the Selmo vs. Peterasky Federal Case in June of 1958.
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### Re: help with number 42

Yes, Dusthand, it is the question we will be providing. Questions, that is.

Rusted Iron

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### Re: help with number 42

Do they have to be computations?

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although
Running in the Family
might be better suited for this event...
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### Re: help with number 42

The reservation size for a couple going out on a dinner date = 4 2

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### Re: help with number 42

Too bad we don't have a powerful enough computer to come up with the ultimate question..

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### Re: help with number 42

p.s.
light refracts off water by 42 degrees to create a rainbow
so you can stand watching and be cheering "42"!!!
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### Re: help with number 42

420 divided by 10 dirty fucking hippies = 42
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### Re: help with number 42

The dolphins and mice are smarter than they appear.
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DustHand

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### Re: help with number 42

DustHand wrote:The dolphins and mice are smarter than they appear.

...smarter than they appear to us.

Hence why we are only the third smartest species on Earth.

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### Re: help with number 42

42= number of rebar stakes to hold your tent down this year.

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### Re: help with number 42

Fufa wrote:
DustHand wrote:The dolphins and mice are smarter than they appear.

...smarter than they appear to us.

Hence why we are only the third smartest species on Earth.

Yes!!
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