# There are only 10 of us

Make sense of what you see below and tell me the answer.

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• Wow ingenious puzzle!!! Never saw the direction of arrow contributing to the answer! Commented May 27, 2022 at 6:42
• @DialFrost Thanks! I tried to make it a bit cryptic but to my surprise it was solved very fast. Commented May 27, 2022 at 7:06
• People here solve puzzles within 1 hour, I am amazed by this community! :o Commented May 27, 2022 at 7:07

binary

Draw lines from each cell in the direction of the arrow.
First makes 10, second 1001, 1110, 1, 10010, 11001
Read as binary 2, 9, 14, 1, 17, 25
Take the nth letter of alphabet: BINARY

Title refers to

in binary, there are only 2 digits.

• To be pedantic (I love it!), if 0 and 1 are the first two symbols of a counting system, then it does not matter the base: all of the counting systems will have 10 symbols. Hexadecimal has 10(hex) symbols: 16, octal has 10 (octal) symbols: 8. Commented May 26, 2022 at 22:46
• I feel like the title could be a reference to the joke "There are 10 types of people, those who know binary and those who don't" Commented May 27, 2022 at 7:18