So there was a spaceship sent back with the following picture that assumed to constitute an addition. What is the base of the number system?
# * # * _________ # ^ #
How would I find this out...? I have no clue how to approach this!
Have you considered the possibility that this is base 3? This would have the following implications:
What happens when you assume * = 1 and # = 2? Does the result make sense? What about when you assume * = 2 and # = 1?