Heh, I was going to add a post here about how they've just got their font's digits scrambled, but I thought it said 8+8 instead of 8+8+8, so I found that there was no possible assignment that could work.

But since there's 8+8+8, the joke works; someone's just swapped the digits in their font. Now it is [0 4 2 3 1 8 6 7 5 9]

Alternatively, the product maker was working in Base 4. But this got miscommunicated to the package designer, who thought they said, "Multiply everything by four."

Hence, 2 + 2 + 2 = 12.

I really hope they weren't trying to sell this package for much. A mere six pieces of unusably thin plastic ... ;)

I've seen that one many times before! I know someone who has it on a T-shirt.

The second-to-last line is an implication that B = 0, but there's an illegal move before that:

(A+B)(A-B) = B(A-B) (A+B) = B

The thing is, we're given that A=B at the start. Therefore, (A-B) = 0. The illegal step is a divide across: you can't divide by (A - B) when (A = B) because that's a divide by zero.

feyarhdrelonekWeird.

yaochiOne plus one is one.

An odd plus and odd is an odder

An even plus and odd is an oddysey

And one, plus an odder plus an oddysey, is a MaxiPack

baxil(I hope you weren't going to use them to pick up anything heavier than a Cheerio.)

_dwBut since there's 8+8+8, the joke works; someone's just swapped the digits in their font. Now it is [0 4 2 3 1 8 6 7 5 9]

Translating back, 5 + 5 + 5 = 15, which works!

baxilMultiplyeverything by four."Hence, 2 + 2 + 2 = 12.

I really hope they weren't trying to sell this package for much. A mere six pieces of unusably thin plastic ... ;)

## Numbers are arbitrary

tchjdaednA*A=B*A

A^2=BA

A^2-B^2 = BA-B^2

(A+B)(A-B) = B(A-B)

(A+B) = B (cancel like arguments)

A+B = B

B+B = B

2B = B (divide by B)

2 = 1

so, if 2=1 then 24=48, EASY!

## Re: Numbers are arbitrary

kistaroThe second-to-last line is an implication that B = 0, but there's an illegal move before that:

(A+B)(A-B) = B(A-B)

(A+B) = B

The thing is, we're given that A=B at the start. Therefore, (A-B) = 0. The illegal step is a divide across: you can't divide by (A - B) when (A = B) because that's a divide by zero.

Dividing by zero is fun!