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12=11

There are no mathematical operators (+, −, *, /), exponents, parentheses, etc. missing. How can 12 and 11 be equal?

Hint 1: The given is not false.

Hint 2: How did the first humans count?

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12=11

There are no mathematical operators (+, −, *, /), exponents, parentheses, etc. missing. How can 12 and 11 be equal?

Hint 1: The given is not false.

Hint 2: How did the first humans count?

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Tide

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Would your UserID be a hint? :)

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[tex]{\log_{12}}^{11}=x[/tex]

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is it one of two equals two of one?

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HINT: Think 9. :)

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- the left number is in base 9 notation, or

- the right number is in base 11, or

- the left number is in base-3 while the right one is in base-4, or

- keep changing numeric bases without telling anyone...

:tongue2:

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Doesn't make the number 12 equal to the number 11, though.

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The real "answer" is probably having changed based without indicating it though (which is cheating since you said nothing is missing).

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...and bbarry9999 chuckled as he walked away, never to return after posting an impossible riddle...

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I ignore One-Posters.Orefa said:...and bbarry9999 chuckled as he walked away, never to return after posting an impossible riddle...

They are a waste of time.

Sometimes it can be an interesting discussion though, like that 1=0.999... thread. :grumpy:

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11 is a name property.

the above two instances are properties of a common object.

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