A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,
A.R.M.
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What is Death by Chocolate?

I'm sure many of us have been to restaurants where they have something on the dessert menu called "Death by Chocolate". But what exactly is death by chocolate? What does it work out to, what's it equivalent to? To find out, I did a series of calculations.


First, we define a base 26 counting system:
A=1 B=2 C=3 ... W=23 X=24 Y=25
Z=0
(This is my favorite such scheme.)


Next, we calculate the values of the individual words:

DEATH = 4 5 1 20 8 = 4x26^4 + 5x26^3 + 1x26^2 + 20x26 + 8 = 1916988

CHOCOLATE = 3 8 15 3 15 12 1 20 5 = 3x26^8 + 8x26^7 + 15x26^6 + 3x26^5 + 15x26^4 + 12x26^3 + 1x26^2 + 20x26 + 5 = 695412122657


Then we multiply the two numbers together:
            1916988
     x 695412122657 =
1333096694187997116


And convert back to base 26:
                 13  13 M
                363  25 Y
               9443   5 E
             245528  10 J
            6383735   7 G
          165977116   6 F
         4315405031  15 O
       112200530829  23 W
      2917213801573  19 S
     75847558840919  21 U
   1972036529863901   7 G
  51272949776461427   1 A
1333096694187997116  14 N

(This process starts at the bottom, with each number being divided by 26, the quotient written above it and the remainder to the right.)

Thus, DEATH x CHOCOLATE = MYEJGFOWSUGAN
which is an anagram of FOGGY MENU JAWS.

Sooooo... there you have it.
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