# 10 ways of thinking

There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who don’t. 10 in base 2 (binary) is 2 in base 10 (decimal–our standard number system) because 10 = 1*2^1 + 0*2^0 = 2, so the statement means there are 2 (base 10) types of people.

Can you describe the weather? If you take this question literally, the answer is “yes.” If you read into it, your answer will describe the weather.

What’s half of 13? 6.5 is one answer, and 1 or 3 is another.

Geniuses are more likely to think differently. How do you think? How do the people you admire think?