This question already has an answer here:

So, blatantly plagiarizing from inspired by this challenge and its sequel, I thought I'd add another.

The text to match:

What do you get when you multiply six by nine

The result your function/program/etc. should print or return:


An online calculator for Levenshtein distance can be found here: http://planetcalc.com/1721/

Comments are disallowed.


marked as duplicate by Alex A., Downgoat, Beta Decay, Peter Taylor, feersum Jul 24 '15 at 9:11

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    \$\begingroup\$ Personally, I don't find these challenges very interesting. Most of the time it's near-impossible to have any meaningful overlap with the text, leading to submissions which just leave the excess floating around. \$\endgroup\$ – Sp3000 Jul 24 '15 at 2:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Fair enough. I haven't seen all that many of these myself, though - do they have a tag associated with them, or are they just that bad? \$\endgroup\$ – Stephen Voris Jul 24 '15 at 2:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Voting to close as a duplicate of the linked challenge because, while not an exact duplicate, it isn't appreciably different. \$\endgroup\$ – Alex A. Jul 24 '15 at 3:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is much too similar, and in much too close succession. If you're going to steal a challenge, at least wait until it's long dead before posting it ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Beta Decay Jul 24 '15 at 5:31

GolfScript, 2

What 42 you get when you multiply six by nine

All words except do are undefined tokens, so they do nothing.

Try it online in Web GolfScript.



Replaces the first character with length(, which is a single TI-BASIC token.

length("t do you get when you multiply six by nine
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    \$\begingroup\$ So you're allowed to count the length of your program after tokenisation? \$\endgroup\$ – Beta Decay Jul 24 '15 at 5:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ There is no "after tokenization" in TI-83 BASIC; the only way to enrer characters is as tokens. \$\endgroup\$ – lirtosiast Jul 24 '15 at 14:25

Ruby, 10

p"What do you get when you multiply six by nine".sum/99

In the spirit of the challenge. Following the letter I think the best you can do is

p 42||"What do you get when you multiply six by nine"

but that program would still work if you changed the string.


Pyth, 4

42 "What do you get when you multiply six by nine

That's not a comment, it's a string that doesn't get printed.


CJam, 3

"hat do you get when you multiply six by ni",

, pushes the string's length.

Try it online in the CJam interpreter.


CMD, 9

echo 42||What do you get when you multiply six by nine

Code after || inline will only run if the previous command generates an error.


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