Quocorrian Math 1
Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
While on your interplanetary vacation, you decide to stop at the planet Quocorri, a planet known for its many mathematical achievements.
While there, you decide to pick up on some of the Quocorrians mathematical variations. The Quocorrians won't tell you exactly how it works, only that it has some relationship to the Standard English math. They also give you four, true, Quocorrian math problems. They are:
2+2=9
4*1=1
52=16
3+2=64
So, according to this system, what is 6/2?
HintThe system is not a number system (decimal, binary, hexadecimal...), but a variation of the way we do math.
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Answer
81.
In this system of Quocorrian math, you change the operation to its opposite (+ to , * to / and vice versa), and solve regularly. Then, you subtract three from that answer. Finally, you square that to get your answer.
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Comments
spongewrestler
Mar 02, 2005
 Good one 
ben2
Mar 09, 2005
 are all of those smileys really necessary 
Tammy93
Mar 11, 2005
 yes, to show my pleasure with it. 
MJ_fan
Mar 15, 2005
 wow, that is complicated 
CPlusPlusMan
Mar 25, 2005
 I do not appreciate that feeble attempt at humor, or whatever it may be in the comments of my teaser. Please restrain your immaturity, folks 
shenqiang
Oct 02, 2005
 3+2 should be (+323)^2=4? 
paul726
Dec 10, 2005
 We don't appreciate the feeble attempt at a teaser. You can introduce all kinds of complexity, but if there's not a reasonable expectation to be able to solve it with some math skills, it's rather pointless. 
sugarnspice4u7
Dec 27, 2005
 
tonjawithaj
Jun 15, 2006
 interesting...i'm completely flummoxed by this one...(or was until I read the answer! :lol 
EnderofGames
Mar 13, 2007
 Wow that was hard. How hard was it to make this? 
vg674
Feb 14, 2008
 I didn't find that too hard or too easy. The first thing I noticed before even looking at the problem was that all of the solutions were perfect squares. I then took the square roots of each of them and attempted to find a half decent solution that worked for all of them.
Good puzzle. 
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