# The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is .....

#### Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
14,397
...... 42, according to the supercomputer Deep Thought in Douglas Adams' novel 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'.
It certainly is the answer in the following examples :-
1) How many days are there in 6 weeks?
2) What is 3 stone in pounds?
3) How many days does it take for a 1 Watt load to use 1 unit of mains electricity?

Any other examples?

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
13,530

When your cold beer is too warm.

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
30,286
...... 42, according to the supercomputer Deep Thought in Douglas Adams' novel 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'.
It certainly is the answer in the following examples :-
1) How many days are there in 6 weeks?
2) What is 3 stone in pounds?
3) How many days does it take for a 1 Watt load to use 1 unit of mains electricity?

Any other examples?
What is "1 unit of mains electricity"?

I don't consider either 41.67 days or to be the same as 42.

But then I don't consider 42 days or 42 lb to be the same as 42 (a pure number).

#### Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
9,264
What do you get when you multiply six times seven?

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
30,286
42 is the answer to an infinite number of questions.

But is the number of questions to which 42 is the answer countable, or uncountable?

My suspicion is that it is uncountable. But even if it is, it is still far from universal.

#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
5,391
"We apologize for the inconvenience."

#### Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
14,397

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
13,530
Last edited:

#### ElectricSpidey

Joined Dec 2, 2017
2,879
The only association I have with a kWh is as a billing unit.

#### Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
14,397
Yes, it's a billing unit, in the UK at least.

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
30,286
The only association I have with a kWh is as a billing unit.
It's a unit of energy equal to 3.6 MJ. Since homes typically consume between (very roughly) 500 to 1000 kWh of electrical energy a month, it makes for a convenient billing unit.