Dead Numeral
Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.
If only DEAD people understand hexadecimal, how many people understand hexadecimal?
HintThe question isn't asking what it seems to be asking.
Hexadecimal should be quite a big hint.
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Answer
Only 57005 (Base 10), which is DEAD (Base 16), people would understand hexadecimal.
DEAD=
(13*16^3)+(14*16^2)+(10*16^1)+(13*16^0)=
53248+3584+160+13=
57005
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Comments
superleaf1
Aug 26, 2010
 does this make sense??? 
fishmed
Aug 27, 2010
 Yes, but you gotta be one of those who understand Hex. It took me a while and I kinda had to cheat and look up my conversion tables. 
kwelchans
Aug 27, 2010
 It's like the old joke: There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't! 
thebrain789
Aug 27, 2010
 Superleaf1: No, it doesn't. 
panpap
Aug 27, 2010
 Im not good with that... and personally, it should be in the math category if it wasn't for the little play on words in the beginning... BTW, First comment by me ever feel special 
Starriddler
Aug 28, 2010
 And look at 57005 upsidedown, it's the closest you can get to "souls" uusing numbers. 
Marple
Aug 29, 2010
 This went completely over my head. I feel very stupid! 
braingle100
Aug 30, 2010
 this teaser is halfway between the math section and the trick section. 
kwelchans
Aug 30, 2010
 It's a trick that requires a certain knowledge of math to get the trick. 
mathisnice
Aug 31, 2010
 It totally stumped me, but this teaser doesn't deserve such a low rating just because you can't get it. There's a balance of teasers on Braingle, some easy, some hard. 
nakajima01
Sep 01, 2010
 And I thought all trick questions are fun. This one proves me wrong. 
racoonieboy
Sep 01, 2010
 Well, it's because this is also part math. And you also require knowledge of hex. 
gooberbaby1
Nov 25, 2010
 I did not get it and i zoned out on the answer and the hint 
NAngelaMiller
Jan 20, 2011
 Yeah not so fond of this math stuff 
EnderofGames
Jan 25, 2011
 Definitely a trick question... And the best one I've seen for a while! Congrats! 
TanCW
Apr 01, 2011
 I feel that this should be in Maths... I thought the answer was all dead people... 
HABS2933
Apr 02, 2011
 It is a tough call on where it belongs. It does sort of straddle the two categories. Wasn't that hard, but then I understand Hex.
Good teaser. 
Junjie890
Jun 23, 2011
 I did not get it but I realised that DEAD is a number.
My original guess was : No one. 
thebrain789
Nov 07, 2011
 Wait, what? 
Totorogirl
Dec 22, 2011
 Isn't this math?? 
Candi7
Aug 14, 2012
 Well I'll tell you one thing. I definitely don't understand it, so will somebody please explain the answer to me?????? 
kitykity1t
Aug 07, 2013
 what. seriosly emoticons rule 
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