What is six times nine in base thirteen?

The act of writing is the means by which our consciousness can be focused and analyzed for coherence. If our thoughts are jumbled we would write in such a fashion. If we have a point to make, our thoughts can be arranged around that point. If we are searching for something which others could help find, our thoughts might be phrased as questions. If we already know the answer, it might be that in asking it of others we answer it to everyone.

What is the Ultimate Question?

You know. Life, the Universe and Everything.

Can you compute?

Following, the back of the Regional Transit Connection ID Center Processing Fee Receipt calculation, and verified by my wife, the graduate statistician.

What is six times nine in base thirteen?

  In base ten, six times nine is fifty-four.
  Fifty-four divided by thirteen — thirteen goes into fifty-four:
    Thirteen times two is twenty-six times two is fifty-two
      and two and two makes four times plus two or
              42.

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