Adam wrote:...Also, Ciro, 36 over 4 is not 7, and 9 over 4 is not 0.25.
Of course 9/4 is 0.25 in imperial bushels, but that not what I said, kiddo. I never make mistakes (unless you count subscribing to this forum).
What I said was (for Moss, who started with the number 28): "take
the number, add 8 to
it and divide
it by 4 and you get the numbers for the two following races". I never said "add 8 to it and divide the
result by 4"
28+8= 36
28/4= 7
Got it? Moss numbers in the two following races were 36 and 7.
Now, if you start with number 1 then:
1+8=9
1/4=0.25
If you don't get it yet, I was cleverly bringing to the thread the absurd notion of having number 0.25 in a car.
Now you can laugh, once the joke has been explained.
Actually, if you got an infinite number of racers and the first car has number one, the second has number 0.5, the third has the number 0.25, etc. then you could say: "I understand" and paint the number two in just one car.
In a similar fashion (this Adam will like) you could use as a rule to paint negative even numbers (-2, -4, etc.) and then erase all numbering and [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_−_2_%2B_3_−_4_%2B_·_·_·]paint the number 0.25 in just one car[/url]... (this is one nobody will laugh at, sigh).
For example, in your system, if you can pick any number between 2 and 99, I would suggest pi, e, epsilon or phi. Why limit ourselves to being whole when you can be real? And better yet, you would be rational.
This means that if I got number one, after winning the WDC,
I could paint the number 0.9999... and it would not change anything. I would love to know what officials would do in this case.
Certain troubles (explanation for Adam: joke using the similar pronunciation of 13 and CertainMoreover, you could reserve certain numbers for certain names. In the permanent list Adam proposes, the following last names would be permanently associated with the following numbers:
Pick: 6
Dirty: 12
Place: 2
Fantastic: 4
Chapter: 11
Type: 95
Seven: 11
Studio: 54
Ball: 8
Chanel: 5
Area: 51
Plan: 9
America: 1
Musketeer: 3
Menage: 3
Poo: 2
Pee: 1
Dent: 42
Bond: 007
Magnificent: 7
I don't know if I have to explain why America is number one, why pee is number one and poo is number two, what's a "menage a trois", who's Adam Dent or what Studio 54 was...