There are 11 ways to get to X.
There is only one way to get to X+1.
What is X, the ways to get to X, X+1, and the way to get to X+1?
You'll know your answer is correct if you understand the title of this question.
X is a number.
In bowling there are 11 ways to score 290. The only way to score 291 is to almost bowl a perfect game, then mess up.
Derived from http://www.balmoralsoftware.com/bowling/bowling.htm and charfellow's answer
X=Getting out in Cricket: There are 11 ways to get out in cricket. See http://sportzwiki.com/cricket/the-eleven-ways-of-getting-out-in-cricket/
X+1 = Getting out twice in cricket:
How to get to X+1: you can be run out from a no ball if not attempting a run if ;
you bat outside the crease , a no ball is delivered , you hit the ball to slips and the slip fielder throws the ball on to the stumps and you are still out side the crease this would be out run out.
People would laugh at you for getting two outs in one at bat
x= 200560490130 , x+1=200560490131. The 11 ways to get to it are the 11 primes in its prime factorization. X+1 has only one way; since it cannot have any of those primes as factors, it must itself be prime. Not sure how the title factors in though. Could refer to the actual math folks laughing at me because I made a mistake :D
Could also be:
getting a strike in bowling
If you have any one ball in which you don't get a strike (labeled as X), you have 11 strikes.
There is only one way to get 12 strikes, and get a perfect game.
Maybe people are laughing at you because you came so close to the perfect game.
11 ways to get to X: There are 11 players on the football field that could all score a touchdown
One way to get to x+1: The only way to get to 7 is to kick an extra point by the place kicker:
Everyone is going to laugh at you: No one respects the placekicker and everyone will laugh if you miss the extra point.
It's soring 10 in ten pin bowling.
You get 10 points for a strike, one way to get that, or a spare, 10 ways to get a spare. For a total of 11 ways.
X+1 is when you get 1 added to your 10 for subsequent rolls and you only knocked down 1 pin after a spare or throw a gutter ball and also knocked down 1 pin after a strike. That's going to make them laugh.
Here's some additional information in case anyone is interested.
The 11 ways to get to X are:
0-9 pins on the first throw, followed by a spare, followed by 11 strikes. (10 total possibilities)
11 strikes followed by a gutter ball. (1 possibility)
= 11 ways to get to 290
The 1 way to get to X+1 is:
11 strikes followed by a horrible throw of just 1 pin = 1 way to get to 291
According to this trivia page,
Some people have bowled 291 before, in some cases due to a gross error on the last throw. I'm sure there was laughter involved!
It's much harder to get just 2 pins on a single throw (with 10 pins standing) than to get a strike, so the least likely score in a single game is probably 292. Sometimes 292 is attempted on purpose, basically for bragging rights, since it's so much harder to achieve than a perfect score of 300. (I suppose it's also probably the case that someone attempting to score 292 doesn't succeed and could end up with 291 instead.)
A score of 299.5 has happened before when on the last throw one pin broke in half and part of it remained standing.