Number Riddle

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  1. ermines

    ermines New Member

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    can someone answer this question...

    Using only whole numbers, and starting with the number 1, to what number would you have to count before finding a number with the letter "a" in the spelling?

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  2. M.O.T.E.

    M.O.T.E. New Member

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    To the 1000's
  3. ermines

    ermines New Member

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    :confused2

    ha....???

    actually, i didn't understood the riddle...
  4. NetGirl

    NetGirl The Last Unicorn

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    im with MOTE...i think the answer is 1000...one thousand
  5. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    It depends completely upon in which language you are counting. ;)

    I'd have to agree that 1000 is the answer. If you allow "and" in your counting, you could consider 101, but I don't prefer that answer, as it's arguably possible to insert "ands" in just about any number.

    In English, all numbers are constructed of the basic numerals: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, along with the words for powers of ten: hundred, thousand, million, billion, etc. Then there are special words for the numbers between 10 and 20: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty (ever wonder why we don't have firteen, twenteen instead of eleven and twelve?). And the multiples of ten under 100: twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety. No A's in any of those except "thousand".

    Good questions ermines. :) Any more fun ones? ;)
  6. M.O.T.E.

    M.O.T.E. New Member

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    ok what does 234987987934567987239486213876239987349587987623948768764325987987239847989874309809804398509239489876237698729387983745098093840980943250987340918230923987936549876324876213987643259877435023098230948798761981982739823549873450987092097219739874350943092982397621982349873498734979827398262189 plus
    928734986837465872987092734098209843098345873476528762349876325987349587340983498739485762 minus 987234986987623698709734509879876283764876239870937549823948739847598709283470928354943958762987629387492 times 09832049809834579876324957987234987938479876987239847987293874987435987293879283749873459873459234987
    Spell he he.........

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