All of the following relationships are correct, except one. Determine the wrong answer and explain why the others are correct.
A) 5612 ~ 1475
B) 4657 ~ 1210
C) 4326 ~ 1080
D) 2474 ~ 755
E) 1781 ~ 737
Since the relationships all have the tilde character, which I assume means "approximately equals", there may be several right answers. I assumed from the title, that the numbers are in different bases.
For example if the first column is in base 8 (which works for A through D, but not E) and the second column is in base 13, we get:
A)2954 ~ 2969 0.5% off
B)2479 ~ 2548 2.8% off
C)2262 ~ 2301 1.7% off
D)1340 ~ 1253 6.5% off
E)1025 not~ 1229 20% off, and 1781 can't be in base 8
But I doubt this is the correct answer. Perhaps each column of DIGITS is a different base, for example the "thousands" column may be base 6, the "hundreds" column base 8 etc.
Looking forward to how this one plays out.

Posted by Larry
on 20041215 20:28:49 